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Blessed & Honored: Weekend Visitor, Top Groups, & More

Checking in on the latest news in the world of Penn State football recruiting.

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This past weekend, the Nittany Lions hosted one of the top 2021 offensive linemen in West Virignia’s Wyatt Milum.

This was Milum’s second visit to campus after he was also in town to watch the Nittany Lions defeat Iowa back in October. Holding offers from Georgia, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and many others, Milum projects to be a big time prospect down the line.


This past week, the Nittany Lions made the top group of a trio of notable prospect. One of which is five-star linebacker Antoine Sampah.

Sampah has already visited Happy Valley multiple times, and should be back at some point this spring.

Penn State also found itself in the top group for four-star tight end Lukas Ungar.

Ungar is a native of Morristown, New Jersey, and last visited Penn State for its victory over Wisconsin in November. In fact, according to his 247 Sports timeline, this is the last visit of any sort that Ungar has made. The story of his recruitment will be written by the visits he makes this spring.

Finally, there is four-star safety Jerrin Thompson.

Unlike Sampah and Ungar, Thompson has never visited Penn State. We’ll see if Thompson makes his way to Happy Valley sometime this spring or summer.


On Monday, the Nittany Lions coaching staff extended scholarship offers to three prospects that play in the trenches. The first of these offers went out to high four-star offensive lineman Mitchell Mayes.

Mayes is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Another player offered on Monday night was four-star defensive end Amin Vanover.

A native of Montvale, New Jersey, Vanover attends St. Joseph Regional. At St. Joe’s, he was a teammate of Penn State 2019 signee Smith Vilbert. Due to location and ties to the school, the Nittany Lions will presumably be a top contender for Vanover.

Three-star Massachusetts native Cam Large also picked up an offer on Monday.

At the collegiate level, the 6-foot-5 Large (last name makes sense) could play tight end or defensive end. He will also be a member of the all-name team at whichever school he attends.


Last week, Rivals released their latest top 250 for the class of 2020. To no surprise, this list is littered with both Penn State commits and targets.

Penn State Targets:

6 - DL Bryan Bresee
12 - WR Julian Fleming
21 - LB Antoine Sampah
24 - RB Marshawn Lloyd
36 - ATH Jalen Berger
58 - DL Demon Clowney
60 - RB Chris Tyree
84 - OL Aaryn Parks
103 - S Enzo Jennings
147 - OL Zak Zinter
162 - OL Anton Harrison
181 - TE Theo Johnson
192 - DL Coziah Izzard
200 - DL Fadil Diggs
212 - OL Jimmy Christ
217 - RB Lamy Constant
232 - DL Jeffrey M’Ba

Penn State Commits:

143 - LB Derek Wingo
146 - CB Josh Moten
167 - LB Curtis Jacobs