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Blessed & Honored: New Cornerback Offer & More

A new cornerback offer goes out ahead of the first big recruiting weekend of the 2022 season

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After a great camp performance in the summer and speculation, Penn State has officially offered corneback Zion Tracy.

Tracy attends St. Thomas More Prep in Connecticut, the same school as former Nittany Lion defensive back Tyler Rudolph. Tracy will officially visit campus for the Ohio game this weekend. It would not be a surprise to see Tracy committing during or shortly after his official visit.


The Nittany Lions have become the third FBS, and second Power 5 offer for in-state 2024 defensive lineman Devyid Palepale.

Palepale attends Hempfield High School. As an in-state prospect, Palepale’s recruitment is one the Nittany Lions should be heavily involved in. It would not be a surprise to see Palepale pop up on campus for a visit soon, potentially even this weekend.


When the calendar flips from August to September, the contact period begins for the next class in the world of college football recruiting. Due to this, James Franklin and his staff have been busy reaching out to 2024 prospects.

This will also lead to the Nittany Lion coaching staff popping up on the road for recruiting visits this fall. This started this past weekend as Franklin was in attendance to watch five-star 2024 running back quinton Martin lead Belle Vernon past 2023 West Virginia wide receiver commit Rodney Gallagher, who the Nittany Lions are still recruiting aggressively, and Laurel Highlands.

Franklin arrived in fashion by showing up in the recruiting helicopter.


The Nittany Lions are set to host Ohio for their home opener this Saturday and it his shaping up to be a big recruiting weekend in Happy Valley. Bigger than one may expect for a September matchup with Ohio University.

Penn State will host a large contingency of commits on campus this weekend, so the peer recruiting machine should be out in full force. As we mentioned above with Tracy, this could lead to immediate results for the Nittany Lions. There should be plenty of other non-committed recruits, especially in the 2024 and 2025 classes, that pop up in Happy Valley for this weekend’s home opener as well.