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Penn State Football Commits in Action: Future Nittany Lion Running Backs Continue to Shine

It was another big weekend on the high school gridiron for future Nittany Lion running backs

NCAA Football: Villanova at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Singleton continues to prove why 247Sports ranks him as the top running back in the 2022 cycle. Friday night he helped lead Governor Mifflin to a 49-26 victory over Episcopal Academy as the Mustangs improved to 5-0 on the season. In the victory Singleton ran for 289 yards and 6 touchdowns on 18 carries.

Singleton continues to flash explosion, shiftiness and power as a running back. Right now it is hard to disagree with 247Sports ranking Singleton as the top running back in the cycle. Singleton is going to be a good one for the Nittany Lions.

Fellow running back commit Kaytron Allen continued his big senior campaign with a 4 touchdown night for IMG Academy. If Allen continues to play the way he has a ratings bumps will likely be in his future.

Quarterback Drew Allar continued his five-star push by leading Medina (OH) to a 40-0 victory over Euclid, improving to 6-0 on the season. Allar started the night 0-for-5, but completed 18 of his last 23 passes for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Leading the Central York Panthers to a 68-21 blowout victory over Dover and a 5-0 record Beau Pribula was a perfect 11-for-11. Pribula threw for 267 yards and 4 touchdowns on his 11 completions.

Wide receiver Anthony Ivey and the Manheim Township Blue Streaks improved to 3-2 on the season with a 48-21 victory over Cocalico. Ivey had 4 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in the victory. In a 34-13 victory over State College, Mehki Flowers caught a touchdown pass for Central Dauphin East.

On the defensive line Zane Durant recorded 6 tackles to go with 3 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks and 9 (!) quarterback hurries in a 19-13 Lake Nona (FL) victory. Defensive end Ken Talley has released his early season highlight tape and it is a fun one.

2023 cornerback commit Lamont Payne helped lead Chartiers Valley to a 3-2 record with a 49-7 blowout victory over Hopewell. In the victory Payne caught 3 passes for 26 yards and a score. Defensively, he recorded 4 tackles for the Colts.

Fellow 2023 commit, offensive lineman Alex Birchmeier, has released his midseason HUDL highlights. As one would expect from the top interior offensive line prospect in the country, Birchmeier’s film is impressive.

Birchmeier finishes blocks and punishes defenders. He is athletic, has excellent footwork and his technique is superb. Birchmeier is a big reason why Broad Run (VA) is off to a 5-0 start this season as he looks to continue to solidify his five-star status.