Penn State is more than halfway through spring practice and it’s also a busy start to April off the field. The Nittany Lions welcomed a large collection of recruits to campus this week, presenting opportunities to move toward verbal commitments.
Top prospects across America continue to share plans for upcoming visits. The Blue-White Game, to be held April 21 at Beaver Stadium, should be a marquee recruiting event of 2018.
Here’s the latest rundown of Penn State recruiting developments.
Where Penn State’s recruiting class ranks
Penn State, carrying two commitments in the 2019 recruiting cycle, is listed 45th overall in the 247Sports composite class rankings. The Nittany Lions sit at No. 10 among Big Ten programs. Georgia claims the top-ranked class across college football, while Michigan (No. 3 overall) sets the pace among conference opponents.
Latest news for Penn State football recruiting
- Penn State listed among favorites for 4-star Florida defensive end Khris Bogle.
- Offensive lineman Saleem Wormley reacts to his Penn State offer and plans a return trip.
- Premier New Jersey prospects Antonio Alfano and Jalen Berger spend time in State College.
- Updating the Nittany Lions’ search for a second quarterback commit.
- Penn State quarterback target Garrett Shrader commits to former Nittany Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
- Campus visits are a pivotal aspect of April for Penn State coaching staff.
- Elite running back recruit Noah Cain schedules visit to Happy Valley.
Penn State 2019 offers, by the numbers
*Based on 247Sports composite rankings.
- Reported offers: 151
- 5-star offers: 13
- 4-star offers: 101
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 5
- Florida recruits offered: 25
- Georgia recruits offered: 17
- New Jersey recruits offered: 6
- Ohio recruits offered: 8
- Texas recruits offered: 12
Penn State football’s 2019 class
There are two recruits committed. They are listed in order of composite ranking.
Top uncommitted Penn State targets
The Nittany Lions continue the search for talent in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Here are some notable highly ranked targets.
- T Devontae Dobbs, Belleville (Mich.): The nation’s top-ranked tackle, Dobbs carries nearly 30 Power 5 offers. He visited Penn State in July and, based on his conversations with Land of 10, Penn State appears primed to last in this recruitment as a long-term contender.
- RB Devyn Ford, Stafford (Va.): Ford has scheduled April official visits to Penn State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. He will be in Happy Valley for the Nittany Lions’ Blue-White Game before a May 18 commitment announcement. He rushed for 2,056 yards and scored 32 touchdowns in 2017, running behind Penn State tackle signee Nana Asiedu.
- S Lewis Cine, Dallas: Cine, considered a top-5 safety prospect, visited only one university during the 2017 season: Penn State. He named the Nittany Lions his leader in January, though schools such as Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State have entered the mix since Penn State extended an offer in July. He relocated from Massachusetts to Texas this winter.
- LB Andre White, Harrisburg (Pa.): White, one of only two high school juniors in Pennsylvania who claim a Nittany Lions offer, played alongside top-ranked Penn State signee Micah Parsons in 2017 at Harrisburg High School. He led the team with 87 tackles, including 10 for loss, and saw his recruitment expand during recent weeks.
Geographical breakdown of Penn State class
Here is a review of Penn State’s commits by state:
- New Jersey: 1 (Roberson)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (Ellis)