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Blessed & Honored: 9/29/2020

Sunday visitors to campus, a new 2021 offensive tackle offer and more in this week’s Blessed & Honored

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While the NCAA dead period will be in effect through at least Janaury 1st, 2021, that has not stopped players from visiting campuses. They just have not been able to interact with coaching staffs while doing so.

Sunday afternoon, a pair of 2022 targets made their way to campus. One of these two prospects was cornerback Raleigh Collins III.

Collins attends Neumann Goretti High School in Phildaelphia. He was previously on campus for the White Out victroy over Michigan last fall, but this was his first visit to campus since picking up an offer from the Nittany Lions earlier this spring. Right now, Penn State appears to be among the leaders, if not the leader, for the talented cornerback.

One of Penn State’s top 2022 running back targets was also on campus on Sunday in the form of Reading native Nicholas Singelton.

Singelton’s lone 247Sports crystal ball prediction is in favor of the Nittany Lions. That said, Ohio State appears to be the current leader for the uber talented Singelton. This was Singelton’s first trip to campus since last season’s White Out. Even if the Nittany Lions do currently trail the Buckeyes, it is not by much and they are right in the thick of this recruitment. The more he makes his way to campus the better.


Yet another body blow was delievered to Penn State’s 2021 recruiting class on Friday when offensive tackle Diego Pounds committed to North Carolina. This came after Pounds had long been viewed as a Penn State lean.

Sunday evening, Penn State extended a new offensive tackle scholarship offer in 2021. This offer was extended to Zac Michalski.

Michalski had been committed to Louisville since April 25th. However, on Monday night he de-committed from the Cardinals. While this may seem like good news for Penn State, shortly after he announced his de-commitment, he picked up a 247Sports crystal ball projecting him to Ohio State. So, the Buckeyes may be the new clubhouse leader here.


Four-star running back Arlen Harris Jr., a 2022 prospect, has relased his top 6. This top 6 includes the Nittany Lions.

Harris Jr. is a St. Louis native who was offered by the Nittany Lions back in March. Due to JaJuan Seider, the Saquon Barkley effect and the production of Penn State running backs in recent seasons, there are few running back recruitments the Nittany Lions do not have a leigitmate shot in. Harris Jr. could be a name to watch at running back moving forward.