Height/Weight: 6-foot-7, 285 pounds
Hometown/High School: Sterling, VA (Dominion)
Ranking: ★★★ (0.8894 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Virginia
While Jimmy Christ’s flip seemingly came out of nowhere, Christ has long been a target of the Nittany Lions. Penn State offered Christ back in December 2018, with the 6-foot-7 Virginia offensive tackle making visits to Happy Valley in February and March. But Christ spurned Penn State’s offer (and offers from Notre Dame and Oklahoma), to stay with the home-state Virginia Cavaliers, and the opportunity to play with his brother Tommy Christ, who is currently a redshirt sophomore with the Hoos.
In the end though, Christ had a change of heart. He decommitted from Virginia earlier today, and made the call for the Nittany Lions, becoming commitment No. 28 for the 2020 class.
Although Christ doesn’t currently have four stars next to his name, this is a big get for Penn State. The Nittany Lions are extremely tight with numbers in the 2020 class, so the fact they gave Christ the green light says a ton of what they think about him.
Christ joins Olu Fashanu and Ibrahim Traore as the pure offensive tackles in the class, and while the trio won’t blow the star-gazers away, it’s a very solid group. Fashanu and Christ could very well become four-stars by the end of the process, while Traore might have the highest upside of the bunch. All in all, Penn State should be satisfied with how offensive tackle turned out in the 2020 class.