While this fall will be different than any fall that has come before it, there will still be high school football. Well, in some states at least. Due to this, we will once again be taking a weekly look at how Penn State commits performed on the field.
This past weekend a trio of Penn State commits took the field. Two of the three are future Nittany Lion wide receivers, both of whom saw their star shine brightly as both showed why they can be stars for Penn State one day.
To take a look at how these two future Nittany Lions performed this past weekend we go to the state of Ohio. Starting with 2021 wide receiver commit Liam Clifford. The younger brother of Nittany Lion quarterback Sean Clifford, the younger Clifford put on a show.
Playing on national TV on ESPN2, Clifford recorded 9 receptions for 125 yards for the ST. Xavier Bombers. This performance for Clifford came in front of 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong.
In the game Clifford ran crisp routes and looked insanely smooth at the wide receiver position. He had soft hands and was explosive. While Clifford is currently rated as a three-star prospect, if his performance on Friday night was anything to come he will earn that 4th star this fall.
Unfortunately for Clifford and the Bombers, the team suffered a tough 30-24 loss.
Staying in Ohio, four-star 2022 wide receiver commit Kaden Saunders and the Westerville South Wildcats kicked off their season with a 42-48 victory. In the win, Saunders did a little bit of everything for the Wildcats.
Saunders caught 7 passes for 142 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also punted for the Wildcats, and was quite successful at it. You can check out his highlights from the game below.
Saunders is one of the most explosive play makers in the 2022 cycle. Comparisons have been made to KJ Hamler and it is easy to see why. He has a bright, bright future ahead of him in Happy Valley.
The third future Nittany Lion whose high school campaign kicked off over the weekend is 2021 defensive end commit Rodney McGraw. In a 35-28 victory for Elkhart High School (IN), McGraw recorded 11 tackles including a tackle for a loss. While McGraw will be a bit of a project when he gets to campus, he has sky high potential at the defensive end position.