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Blessed & Honored: Five-Star Bresee Back in Happy Valley

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It is a good thing when the best player in the 2020 class visits your school.

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BRESEE TAKES IN WRESTLING MATCH

The No. 1 player in the 2020 class was back in State College on Saturday as five-star DL Bryan Bresee was in attendance for Penn State’s wrestling match against Nebraska.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Bresee has now been at Penn State four times since last April, which is a good sign if you follow the “watch what a recruit does” slogan. Bresee will have his pick of the litter when it comes to where he’ll play college football, but in the early going, it’s clear that Penn State has itself in a very strong position.

UPCOMING OFFICIAL VISIT WEEKEND

With just two official visit weekends left before National Signing Day, Penn State will welcome six 2019 prospects to Happy Valley for official visits this weekend, according to Lions247’s visit database.

  • Three-Star WR T.J. Jones (Florida): Penn State actually offered Jones back in May, but didn’t come back into the picture until December. Now, Jones is seemingly down to the Nittany Lions and the Indiana Hoosiers, where he visited this past weekend. Solid possession receiver.
  • Three-Star WR Demariyon Houston (Oklahoma): The one-time Texas commit is now focusing on Nebraska, Colorado, and Penn State. Super skinny, but incredibly fast.
  • Four-Star OG Doug Nester (West Virginia): One of the biggins. Nester is fresh off a second official visit to Ohio State (he was allowed to officially visit twice because of the head coaching change) so a flip in Penn State’s favor will be even tougher.
  • Four-Star DT Jaquaze Sorrells (Florida): Big time Florida prospect just wrapped up his official visit to South Carolina, his rumored leaders. Penn State will have its shot to steal the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Sorrells this weekend though.
  • Three-Star DT Joseph Darkwa (Germany): Yes, Germany. Darkwa is super raw, but 6-foot-5, 260-pound future 3-Techs are few and far between. UCLA, Georgia Tech, and Virginia the other players here.
  • Three-Star DT Wisdom Asaboro (North Carolina): The 6-foot-8, 280-pound Asaboro reclassified from 2020, and Penn State finds itself right in the thick of things. North Carolina (Jan. 11), Virginia (Jan. 18), Tennessee (Jan. 20), and Oregon (Feb. 1) all receiving/received official visits too.

2020 PENN STATE COMMIT OFFERED BY OHIO STATE & MICHIGAN STATE

Michigan three-star OT Grant Toutant made the call for Penn State back in November, but that doesn’t mean other schools aren’t still coming after him. Late last week, both Ohio State and Michigan State offered the 6-foot-6, 280-pound junior.

Not that anyone really questioned the Toutant offer, but it’s just further confirmation that James Franklin and Matt Limegrover were ahead of things when other top-tier Big Ten programs go after your commits. I would imagine some of the mid-tier Big Ten programs — you know, a Minnesota or a Michigan — will be offering Toutant in the following weeks, too.