Micah Parsons set to return
The number three player in the country for the 2018 recruiting cycle, Micah Parsons, will return to Penn State on Saturday for the Army game, according to his twitter account (can't embed the tweet because his account is private).
Parsons (Harrisburg, PA) isn't yet ranked by 247Sports, but is ranked by Rivals as a five star defensive end, and the number one player at his position, and in Pennsylvania. If you're asking for this writer's opinion, I think there's at least a chance he commits while on campus.
Micah Clark enjoys his visit
The number ten offensive tackle in the country and the number one player in New Jersey for 2017 is Micah Clark (Holmdel, NJ). Clark has been high on Penn State for some time now, and visited again this past Saturday for the San Diego State game. Based on his twitter account and this quote from Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, it would appear he had a great time.
"The Penn State visit was amazing. I loved every second of it. I felt at home when I was there. It's a family atmosphere there, everyone is so friendly. I love the coaching staff too. I felt so welcome."
My lovely mother and I at Penn State University ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/yfeNq3IHMh— Micah Clark (@MicahClark17) September 27, 2015
Yetur Matos takes in a game
#PennState coach James Franklin says hello to Yetur Matos. pic.twitter.com/pmG9v97a6x— FightOnState.com (@FightOnState) September 26, 2015
Matos (Fredericksburg, VA) was in attendance at one of Penn State's camps over the summer, and made his first visit for a game on Saturday. Clemson is currently the only team to garner a crystal ball pick for the four star, top 200 2017 defensive end, but Penn State has been one of his favorites from the beginning, so this is very much a race between the Tigers and the Nittany Lions.
High School Recap
Lots of future Penn Staters had big weekends for their high school teams this weekend. For a full recap, check out Patrick Koerbler's rundown at Lions247 or Greg Pickel's recap at PennLive. Here are some of the highlights.
--Michal Menet was his usual dominant self on the offensive line, and god the job done on defense as well. He racked up nine tackles and came away with three sacks for his efforts. Exeter defeated Susquehannock, 35-0.
--Jake Zembiec utterly dominated this past weekend, throwing for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns on 13/14 passing, while also running for 58 yards and a touchdown. You can see full highlights of Zembiec's performance here.
--Miles Sanders had a 54 yard touchdown run and a 45 yard pick six.
--Daniel Joseph caught a touchdown and ran in a touchdown, while also playing middle linebacker for Lake Forest Academy. That should give you a good idea of exactly how athletic Penn State's defensive end commit is.
--Connor McGovern was a force on the offensive line, helping pave the way for Lake-Lehman to rack up over 400 yards of offense. He also pitched in on defense, accounting for 7 tackles, a force fumble and a pass defended.
--Quinn Nordin was injured on an onside kick attempt in Rockford's game. I'll check in with him this week to try and learn more.
Gillikin set to return
Blake Gillikin (Atlanta, GA) will make his first visit to State College for a game this Saturday against Army. The three star punter recruit is undoubtedly ready to get on the field and try to give the Nittany Lions some semblance of a consistent punting game.
Gonna be up at the Penn State vs. Army game this weekend ⚪️— Blake Gillikin (@blakegillikin) September 28, 2015