2018 DE Micah Parsons and QB Justin Fields Visiting for Kent State
Kent State might not be the sexiest opponent in the world, but Penn State will have two of its biggest targets in 2018 taking in the atmosphere Saturday, as quarterback Justin Fields and current Nittany Lion commit Micah Parsons will be making the trek to Happy Valley.
Fields hails from Georgia, but has been to Penn State before, picking up his offer from James Franklin and company after camping in July. Fields has said that he wants to make a decision in the next month or two, so this could be the last opportunity for the Nittany Lions to make an impression. Right now, Tennessee and North Carolina appear to be the main competition.
Sean Clifford Suffers Ankle Injury
St. Xavier and Sean Clifford took on California high school football powerhouse St. John Bosco on ESPNU last Saturday, losing to Bosco 34-0. Unfortunately, Clifford was injured during the game (he has an ankle), and his chances of playing this Friday appear questionable.
St. Xavier coach Steve Specht unsure if senior QB Sean Clifford will be ready for Friday vs Colerain. Specht says Chase Wolf ready if not— Mike Dyer (@MikeDyer) August 29, 2016
Longterm wise, that looks to be good news, since it seems Clifford’s injury isn’t season-threatening.
DT Ben Hutch Schedules Penn State Official Visit
Defensive tackle recruiting continues to be weird, as Penn State is now set to host Ben Hutch (Nashville, TN) for the Maryland game. Hutch landed an offer from the Nittany Lions last month, but there hasn’t been much buzz about him since. Texas A&M, Louisville, and Nebraska are the other major contenders, with the Aggies probably leading.
TE Reese Leitao Commits to Nebraska
Since failing to land Matt Dotson, Penn State has made little moves on the tight end front. But one move it did make was offering Oklahoma native Reese Leitao, who picked up his offer from the Nittany Lions after camping before the Lasch Bash in July. Penn State couldn’t get Leitao back on campus though, as he made the call for the Cornhuskers.
While Penn State does have four-star tight end Pat Freiermuth committed in 2018, it’s still expected that the Nittany Lions will take a tight end in 2017. At this point though, it’s anyone’s guess as to who it will be.