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Committany Nation (5.25.16): Penn State Building Momentum with Lamont Wade and Matt Dotson

The Nittany Lions seem like they're finally starting to build up some positive momentum on the recruiting trail with a few prospects.

Matt Dotson and James Franklin
Matt Dotson and James Franklin

Evidence Njoku names a top-10

One of Penn State's primary wide receiver targets recently named his top-10, which included Penn State. The three-star from New Jersey last visited Happy Valley in mid-April. Penn State's primary competition for Njoku seems to be the Miami Hurricanes, which is the team his older brother currently plays for. His primary recruiter is wide receivers coach, Josh Gattis.

Sean Clifford rising?

With the final regional camp for The Opening quickly approaching, it's likely that the major recruiting services will be giving their ratings and rankings a face lift in the near future. One player who could be in line for a nice bump up the ladder could be Penn State commit, quarterback Sean Clifford.

Clifford has been on a roll lately. After receiving an invitation to participate in the Elite 11 at The Opening in Oregon this summer, he now has picked up an invitation to the Rivals 5 Star Challenge.

Clifford is looking more and more like he's going to be a leader off the field, thanks to his already tireless efforts to recruit other players to join the 2017 class, and he's showing that he can have that same type of impact on the field, as well. Congratulations, Sean!

Speaking of Clifford as a recruiter...

One of the main recruits that Sean Clifford has been going after to join Penn State's class is tight end Matt Dotson. The four-star Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Oh.) star just finished a weekend visit to Penn State that looked like it went very well.

And it sounds like it went very, very well.

With the loss of Brent Wilkerson, the roster is definitely lacking in tight end depth, to a degree. Dotson would be a huge pickup, as would potential 5-star 2018 TE Zack Kuntz.

Swift ready to name a top-5

One of 2017's most-sought after prospects in the country is ready to name his top-5 schools. D'Andre Swift has been a Penn State target for quite some time, and the five-star running back still has high interest in the Nittany Lions.

Along with Penn State, others expected to make the cut are Georgia, Florida State, Alabama and Clemson.

Lamont Wade: Future Nittany Lion?

Things have been going very well for Penn State as far as Lamont Wade is concerned lately. It has seemed like Wade has been in Happy Valley every other weekend over the past two months, and the Penn State coaches have to feel good about their chances of landing the stud, four-star cornerback.

Wade also dropped a top-10 recently, and while it can be implied that the list is in no particular order, Penn State has to feel good about being the first name mentioned.

The coaching staff has been working extremely hard to get Wade to Penn State, and they are starting to see the fruits of their labor pay off. A commitment any time in the near future would be a big boost to the staff's recruiting, which has been a bit quieter than fans have gotten used to over the last two years.