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Committany Nation: Justin Fields Wows At Elite 11, Isheem Young Visits Happy Valley, and More

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Even though it wasn’t Junior Day, it was still a busy weekend at Penn State.

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Justin Fields Is A Elite Quarterback

Penn State quarterback commit Justin Fields participated in Orlando’s Elite 11 camp, and it appears the Georgia native had himself a day.

6-foot-3, 221 pounds to go along with a 4.51 forty and a 4.16 shuttle — wow. Some comparable numbers to a certain former Oregon quarterback who I won’t name because I’m definitely not comparing them at all.

Fields is currently a high-four-star on all four of the major recruiting websites, but that won’t be the case for long. After today’s performance — and future performances through the camp season — it’s hard to imagine that Fields won’t become a unanimous five-star prospect sometime in the next few months.

Moving forward, more and more programs will come hard at Fields. Georgia remains a threat, as do schools like Alabama, Florida State, and Texas. But at this point, there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for Penn State to worry. Fields is one of the leaders of the 2018 class, and seems committed to James Franklin and the program as a whole; not just Joe Moorhead.

Philly DB Takes In Happy Valley

We’re still a week away from Penn State’s Junior Day, but the staff kept busy this past weekend, hosting a prospect that could very well top James Franklin’s recruiting big board — four-star safety Isheem Young.

Young was originally set to visit Penn State for the January 29 Junior Day, but he had to cancel at the last minute, so it’s obviously a good sign to get him back on campus this quickly. The Nittany Lions might be considered the early leader for the Philadelphia defensive back, but Young’s recruitment is far from over. Florida State and Ohio State remain legitimate contenders, so we’ll see where Penn State stacks up after Young makes visits to Tallahassee and Columbus. Regardless, the Lions are off to a good start in this one.

Asamoah Visits Penn State

Three-star Ohio linebacker Brian Asamoah was also on campus this weekend, visiting Happy Valley following trips to Pitt and West Virginia on Saturday.

As you can see with him standing next to Coach Franklin, Asamoah doesn’t have great size, probably hovering just under the 6-foot mark. But he’s a really athletic, quick kid who could be a good fit at the SAM linebacker spot.

Penn State Hosts Four-Star Offensive Tackle

Joining Asamoah in Happy Valley on Sunday was Michigan offensive lineman Antwan Reed, who previously visited Penn State last April for a spring practice.

Not surprisingly, the Michigan native favors the in-state schools, Michigan and Michigan State. Still, the Nittany Lions do have a shot here, as evidenced by two visits within the last year. We’ll see if Reed can make his way back to State College sometime in the later spring or summer.

Three-Star DeMatha Athlete Set To Visit

With the majority (all?) of high schools off for President’s Day on Monday, the Nittany Lions will be hosting offered three-star defensive end/tight end John Morgan, according to PennLive. The 6-foot-2, 236-pound jumbo athlete plays at WCAC powerhouse DeMatha Catholic, and has already built a solid offer list — Virginia Tech, Maryland, Syracuse, Pitt, etc. He was last in Happy Valley for the Ohio State game.