As we get closer and closer to the early signing period, we are starting to see lists be cut down more and more. Many of Penn State’s targets have cut down their lists or outright committed, leaving a clear picture of who Pat Chambers will be focusing on for the remaining months. Let’s run down each player who has updated their recruiting in the past few weeks, and where they stand with the Lions.
Jared Rhoden's Final 11: Dayton, Hofstra, Oregon State, Penn State, Santa Clara, Seton Hall, St. Louis, UMass, VCU, Wichita State & Wyoming.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) August 15, 2017
Shortly after the commitment of Rasir Bolton, Pat Chambers shifted his focus on Bolton’s teammate, Jared Rhoden. It looks like the effort is starting to pay off, as Rhoden was reported to have recently taken an unofficial visit to Penn State.
Jared Rhoden, a class of 2018 SF from the NY Lightning, went on an unofficial visit to Penn State today.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) August 20, 2017
With Bolton’s commitment, a lot of the guard prospects on Penn State’s board became more unlikely due to available space, and this commitment was the first confirmation of such movement.
Dwayne has set three official visits to Ohio State, Dayton, and Virginia Tech, Dayton and Ohio State are in September, and Virginia Tech in October. That leaves two more slots for official visits. Cohill has been on campus a number of times, so it’s not out of the question that his last two officials are elsewhere. Also, like Wynston Tabbs, Cohill’s recruitment also changed when Bolton committed. Case in point, in a recent interview about which schools were working the hardest for the guard, Penn State wasn’t mentioned. Don’t be surprised if Cohill’s top 5 does not include the Lions.
Friberg’s recruitment had been pretty quiet so far, with most people expecting him to go to Penn State by default. Before committing to Princeton, Penn State was his only other offer. Delaware was reported to have had interest, but nothing official came of it. Therefore, the commitment to Princeton, who’s looking good to win another Ivy League title this year, is actually a good thing for Friberg (who likely would have had to walk on had he come to Penn State).
Penn State has offered 2018 St Thomas More guard Adrien Nunez@BWIonRivals— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) August 8, 2017
Penn State offered Adrien Nunez in early August, and the guard already took an unofficial to Penn State since:
2018 St Thomas More wing Adrien Nunez is on an unofficial visit to Penn State today @BWIonRivals— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) August 20, 2017
Nunez has offers from VCU, UMass, Boston College, La Salle, St. Joseph’s, and others.
Clark has cut down his list to five, and Penn State made the cut. The Lions offered back in April and have kept in touch since. Clark also had offers from George Mason, Rhode Island, St. Joseph’s, and others. Like John Harrar, Clark played for Philly Pride in the AAU circuit.
That’s it for today.