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Blessed & Honored: 6/4/19

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It’s time once again for your weekly Penn State football recruiting news dump.

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NEW OFFERS

As the spring evaluation period wraps up, a quartet of notable offers went out this week from the Nittany Lion coaching staff. One of these offers was extended to 2020 defensive tackle Damarjhe Lewis.

Lewis hails from Griffin, Georgia, and holds Power 5 offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Miami, and Tennessee, among others. As the Nittany Lions continue to search for help on the defensive line in their 2020 class, Lewis could be a name to watch if the staff is able to get him on campus for a visit.

The Nittany Lion coaching staff also reached out to a familiar high school with an offer this week. At North Stafford High School in Virginia, the same school that produced Nana Asiedu and Devyn Ford, 2022 running back Tevin White picked up an offer.

As a freshman last fall, White split carries with Ford. Playing on the varsity squad as a freshman is impressive, doing it when you play the same position as a top-100 prospect makes it even more impressive. While White’s recruitment is in its infancy, with Penn State’s success in Virginia and at North Stafford, they should be contenders with White.

Another 2022 player that picked up an offer was quarterback Gunner Stockton.

Stockton attends Rabun County High School in Tiger, Georgia. Penn State is the fifth Power 5 program to extend a scholarship offer to Stockton.

A BIG WEEKEND VISITOR

On Friday, one of the top athletes in the state of Michigan made his way to campus. For the first time since being offered by the Nittany Lions in January, Cameron Martinez was on campus.

This is a recruitment where the Nittany Lions are quietly hanging around. Unofficial visits are always a sign of interest, and Martinez’s recruitment appears to still be pretty open, with Penn State being among his top schools.

OL COMMIT TAKES HOME CAMP CIRCUIT HONORS

Penn State is putting together one of the best offensive line classes in the country, with one of the key cogs being four-star OT Aaryn Parks. Hailing from Maryland, Parks hit the DMV camp circuit hard this offseason, and his performance clearly got him noticed as Rivals listed Parks as the No. 1 most impressive offensive lineman they saw at their camps. Knowing how Rivals operates, expect a big bump for Parks in the future.

PENN STATE CRACKS PAIGE’S TOP 7

On Monday evening, four-star safety Makari Paige released his top seven with Penn State making the cut.

Paige hails from West Bloomfield, Michigan, where he was a teammate of Nittany Lion true freshman linebacker Lance Dixon last fall. Paige has visited Penn State multiple times and the Nittany Lions are major players in his recruitment.