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Oh, Hello: Four-Star DB Cristian Driver Commits to Penn State

Recruiting is fun.

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Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds
Hometown/High School: Argyle, TX (Liberty Christian)
Ranking: ★★★★ (0.9174 247Sports Composite — No. 210 Overall)
Notable Offers: Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas A&M, Wisconsin



The story between Penn State and Driver goes back well before Cristian was a four-star prospect, being that James Franklin coached Donald Driver in Green Bay back in 2005. While it was just one season, the two have kept a relationship, as evidenced by the elder Driver being a guest speaker during Cotton Bowl practices two years ago. That relationship certainly paved the way for Cristian’s interest in the Nittany Lions, with the younger Driver making his lone official visit to Penn State back in June, before finally making the call for the Nittany Lions just before August.


Really, Driver could be given the athlete tag — he could play either wide receiver or safety — but I think it’s much more likely that he’ll stick at safety. He’s a good but not a great athlete, and when you consider his awareness and smarts, I think his upside is quite higher at safety. So from getting on the field the quickest to what position would be most beneficial to him, safety seems like the better bet.

Driver is the second safety in this class, joining Lackawanna JUCO Tyrece Mills. If all goes to plan the next couple days, Driver should be joined by Maryland three-star Kevin Winston, who is announcing his commitment on Saturday, July 31.