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Blessed & Honored: Isaac Announces His Top Four, While Bresee Is Ready To Announce His Top Six

There was some news this week in the world of Penn State defensive line recruiting.

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On Thursday night, four-star defensive end Adisa Isaac tweeted out his final four schools. To no surprise, the Nittany Lions were included.

With less than a month to go until the early signing period (December 19, by the way), the Nittany Lions find themselves battling Miami, Syracuse, and Texas A&M for the Top 100 pass rusher. Isaac, per his Tweet, will use his last official visit to checkout Syracuse after previously taking his OVs to the other three schools.

Isaac has been on commit watch to Penn State for seemingly ever. Per his 247 page, the Brooklyn native has visited Penn State six times and his other three finalists a combined two times. While his recruitment is being drug out a bit longer than James Franklin, Sean Spencer, and Brent Pry would like, all signs point toward the Nittany Lions being the heavy favorites to land the elite pass rusher.


Bryan Bresee, the number one overall prospect in the entire country for the 2020 cycle, tweeted on Thursday that he will release a top six on Friday. I’d bet my pretend mortgage on the Nittany Lions being one of Bresee’s six schools.

As the Maryland native’s recruitment readies to roll into the winter and spring, the Nittany Lions appear to be among the early leaders for Bresee. Dating back to January of 2017, Bresee has visited Penn State six times which is more than any other school. In fact, it is at least twice as many visits as any other school, as the next highest is Ohio State with three visits.


  • The entire Penn State coaching staff is out and about making recruiting visits this week. They’ve been to IMG Academy (home of four-star RB Noah Cain, among other D1 prospects), made stops in West Virginia (presumably to see four-star TE Brenton Strange, and uncommitted five-star OT Darnell Wright and three-star OT Zach Williamson), and a bunch of other places they just haven’t tweeted about.
  • Last night, James Franklin, Brent Pry, and Sean Spencer made a stop to see five-star LB Brandon Smith, who will be enrolling at Penn State about six weeks from now. There’s no new news on Smith, I just like reiterating how freaking good he’s going to be. Linebacker-U, baby!
  • The article is VIP, but Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports mentions in a tweet that Penn State will get one more visit from Illinois four-star OT Trevor Keegan. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Keegan has long been a Michigan lean, but one last visit in Happy Valley could be all it takes for the Nittany Lions to pull out a stunner.