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Blessed & Honored: 6/14/19

Another busy recruiting weekend is on tap in Happy Valley.

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After hosting a slew of official visitors last weekend, the Nittany Lion staff will be busy again this weekend with four-star running back Caziah Holmes, defensive back Jordan Morant, and wide receiver AJ Henning all being on campus for official visits.

Holmes hails from the state of Florida, and with that being the case, is a JaJuan Seider recruit. This will be his first time on campus, and the Nittany Lions will have the opportunity to make an impression on Holmes and seize momentum in his recruitment.

Morant is a player that has visited campus multiple times during his recruitment. However, this will be his first trip to Happy Valley this calendar year. Penn State was once viewed as the leader for Morant but has lost momentum. This weekend will be a golden opportunity to make up lost ground in this recruitment.

Last but not least, there is Henning. Like Holmes, this will be his first visit to Happy Valley so we will see if Penn State can make any headway in his recruitment. Both Notre Dame and Michigan look tough to beat.


Thursday afternoon, the Nittany Lions hosted three-star defensive back Elijah Gaines.

Gaines attends Episcopal School in Virginia, which is the same school that produced current Nittany Lion safety Jonathan Sutherland. Gaines previously visited campus in April, when he picked up his Penn State offer.


A pair of defensive linemen picked up offers from the Nittany Lion coaching staff this week. One of these defensive linemen hails from Germany, while the other is an in-state player.

Maurice Heims is a 2022 defensive end from Germany. This past weekend, he camped at Penn State and impressed the staff enough to earn an early offer.

Fatorma Mulbah is a 2020 defensive tackle from Harrisburg. Like Heims, he camped at Penn State last weekend, and after a few days, the staff deemed him worthy of an offer. The Nittany Lions are the first Power Five school to offer Mulbah, but with camp season in mid-swing, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other Power Five schools make the call for Mulbah too.


On Wednesday, three-star tight end Joe Royer released his top six with the Nittany Lions making the cut.

Royer, an Ohio native, was offered by Penn State on May 7th, and then was back in Happy Valley on the 18th. He just recently earned an Ohio State offer, and has an official visit setup to Columbus before the end of June.