Penn State’s secondary is adding some talent, as former Top 100 recruit AJ Lytton is set to become a Nittany Lion, according to a report from Brian Dohn of 247Sports.
For those of you that don’t follow recruiting or don’t recall Lytton, the former Florida State cornerback was ranked the No. 50 overall recruit in the 2018 recruiting class. He eventually decided to become a Seminole, and played two seasons (2018 and 2019) in Tallahassee, making 28 tackles in 22 games.
When Mike Norvell was hired, Lytton hit the transfer portal and enrolled in a community college back home in Maryland. While it isn’t completely clear why Lytton didn’t play in 2020, one could guess that the whole pandemic thing threw a wrench into plans.
With Lytton back with a college program, he’ll have three years to play two seasons. Being that he has had such a long layoff from football, it wouldn’t be surprising if the 5-foot-11 Lytton takes a redshirt season in 2021. That could make even more sense when you look at Penn State’s cornerback depth chart — which is, in a word, strong. Tariq Castro-Fields, Joey Porter Jr., Marquis Wilson, and South Carolina transfer John Dixon all have starting experience, so the Nittany Lions aren’t hurting at cornerback right now. Still, always good to build out depth.