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Blessed & Honored: 10/27/2020

It was not a good weekend on the football field for the Nittany Lions... so let’s check in on things on the recruiting trail

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Donovan Edwards is arguably the best running back in the 2021 cycle. The Michigan native is a borderline five-star prospect who holds offers from across the country. On Friday, the back released his top 7 which includes the Nittany Lions.

Penn State has hung around in this recruitment and has been in it more than people likely realize. Running backs coach JaJuan Seider has worked hard in this recruitment, but with visits unable to happen due to the COVID-19 recruiting dead period, Edwards has been unable to get to campus to interact with the Penn State coaching staff. Due to this, the Nittany Lions have not been able to become more than a hat on the table in this recruitment.


Staying in the state of Michigan, lineman Rayshaun Benny was set to announce his college decision this past Sunday. He has now delayed this decision.

Benny recently released a top group of Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, and Penn State. While it appears Benny will remain in state, one of his final visits to any campus before COVID-19 wrecked the world was to Penn State in late January.

The Nittany Lions have been firmly in the mix for Benny since that January visit. He could play defensive or offensive tackle at the collegiate level, unfortunately, even with the delayed commitment date, it appears that his college ball will be played in the state of Michigan.


When Ohio State visits Happy Valley on Saturday night, 2022 Nittany Lion commit Ken Talley will be in town.

This will be Talley’s first visit to campus since commiting to Penn State last month. While the Philadelphia native will not be able to interact with the Nittany Lion coaching staff due to the current recruiting dead period, it is always a positive to get commits on campus and around the program.

It will be worth watching to see who else pops up in State College this weekend. Even with the recruiting dead period, odds are, Talley will not be the only visitor in town.