OFFICIAL VISITOR WEEKEND
This past weekend was one of the biggest recruiting weekends of each calendar year for Penn State. A majority of Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class was on campus over the weekend. Some on official visits, with others being there unofficially.
Ready to write history with this group! ⚪ pic.twitter.com/b5y5BjFbZQ— Tyler Elsdon (@Tyler_Elsdon40) December 15, 2019
While there were no uncommitted prospects on campus, it was still an important weekend for the Nittany Lions. It allowed the future Nittany Lions and their families that were on campus to continue to form a bond and sense of family with each other. Additionally, players were able to spend a weekend around their future teammates and players as they continue to begin to assimilate into the Penn State family.
All signs point toward Wednesday being drama free for the Nittany Lions. All 27 members of their 2020 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 12th in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, are expected to sign their letters of intent as part of the early signing period.
COACHES HIT THE ROAD
Leading up to this past weekend’s visits, James Franklin and his staff continued to hit the road recruiting.
It was a pleasure having Running Backs Coach, Ja’Juan Seider from Penn State University, stop in to watch his future commit, Keyvone Lee train here at USG. @KeyvoneL #usgathlete #eliteathlete #pennstate #pennstatefootball #runningbacks #usg #abovetherest #cometrainwiththebest pic.twitter.com/tIC2tnt2xZ— USG (@USG727) December 10, 2019
Newly committed tight end Theo Johnson, wide receiver Parker Washington, defensive tackle Cole Brevard, and running back Keyvone Lee all got visits from the Nittany Lion coaching staff this past week. Johnson and Brevard followed up the coach visits with being on campus this past weekend. With the exception of Lee — mostly due to running back depth — it would not be a surprise to see any of these players green lighted next fall.
Coach Franklin and company have extended another offer to a 2021 prospect in Ohio. This latest scholarship offer went out to 4-star defensive tackle Michael Hall.
Blessed to receive my 4th BIG10 offer to Penn State University ⚪️ @CoachTerryPSU @PennStateFball @Rivals @RivalsCamp @DemetricDWarren @Mark__Porter @247Sports @BillBankGreene @rawtalentsport1 @mgoul Go Nittany Lions pic.twitter.com/qm1qmAQOXL— . (@MichaelHallJr_) December 11, 2019
The Nittany Lions became Hall’s 8th Power 5 offer, and 4th from Big Ten schools. As always with Ohio kids, Ohio State will be tough to beat in Hall’s recruitment. The first step to doing that is getting Hall on campus for a visit this winter/spring.