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Blessed & Honored: 4/2/2019

Visitors continue to flock to campus, new offers go out, and more!

NCAA Football: Penn State at Illinois Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

VISITORS TO CAMPUS

It was another busy weekend for visitors in Happy Valley. Some of the notable names in town included class of 2020 running back Torrance Davis and class of 2021 wide receiver Lorenzo Styles.

Davis, a native of Cleveland, does not currently hold a Penn State offer. He does, however, hold Power 5 offers from Kentucky, Michigan State, and Tennessee, among others.

Styles, also an Ohio native, will be one of the top wide receiver recruits in the country for the 2021 cycle. While the Buckeyes will be tough to beat, Penn State has put themselves in a strong early position in his recruitment.

State powerhouse Pittsburgh Central Catholic sent a strong contingent to campus over the weekend. This group was headlined by class of 2020 defensive lineman AJ Beatty and class of 2021 defensive lineman Elliot Donald.

Beatty does not currently hold a Penn State offer. His recruitment will be one worth monitoring, because a Nittany Lion offer could be a game changer.

Donald is one of the staff’s top targets for 2021, as he’s shaping up to be one of the top defensive line recruits in the country. He also comes from some pretty darn good blood lines, as his uncle is a guy you may have heard of by the name of Aaron Donald.

Seneca Valley offensive lineman Josh Kaltenberger was also in town.

Kaltenberger is an interior offensive line prospect that does not hold a Penn State offer. Like Beatty, Kaltenberger’s recruitment will be one to monitor moving forward. Seeing him earn a Penn State offer at some point would not be a surprise.

Class of 2021 commit Dont’e Thornton was also on campus over the weekend.

This was Thornton’s first visit to campus since committing in February. It certainly does not hurt that he got to spend a weekend around uncommitted targets in both the 2020 and 2021 classes. Peer recruiters are often times the most successful recruiters.

NEW OFFERS

A quartet of players received offers while on campus over the weekend. Linebacker Bangally Kamara, safety Nick Turner, defensive lineman Ty Hamilton, and LB/DL Zuriah Fisher all walked away with offers.

Kamara is an intriguing linebacker prospect. The Ohio native also holds Big Ten offers from Indiana and Michigan, and has good length and athleticism as a linebacker. The Nittany Lions should be big players in his recruitment moving forward.

Turner is a New Orleans native that may be on the brink of seeing his recruitment start to take off. After a strong showing at The Opening regional, Turner has picked up Power 5 offers from Penn State and Texas Tech.

While Hamilton does not hold an offer from the in-state Buckeyes, he does hold plenty of Power 5 offers. Penn State has joined Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Pitt, Wake Forest, and West Virginia as P5 programs to offer the Ohio native. Much like Kamara’s recruitment, the Nittany Lions should be big players for Hamilton moving forward.

Fisher, an Aliquippa native, becomes just the third in-state prospect to be offered by the Nittany Lions in the 2020 recruiting cycle. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Fisher has the size and length to potentially move down to defensive end should nature take him that way.