Penn State is a little more than one week away from culminating its spring camp with Blue-White Game festivities on April 21. This annual event provides an opportunity for coaches and fans alike to evaluate new contributors across the Nittany Lions roster, and it shapes up as a major recruiting showcase.
Several top Penn State prospect targets plan to attend the game, with a few notable 2019 recruits utilizing official visits throughout the weekend. The Nittany Lions haven’t added a verbal pledge to the 2019 class since October but the remainder of April provides ample opportunities for positive results.
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 44th overall in the 247Sports composite class rankings. The Nittany Lions sit at No. 10 among Big Ten programs. Ole Miss claims the top-ranked class across college football, while Wisconsin (No. 4 overall) sets the pace among conference opponents.
Latest news for Penn State football recruiting
- South Florida defensive back Jaden Davis sets official visit for Blue-White Game weekend.
- Nittany Lions offers a pair of tight ends — Ethan Rae and Garmon Randolph.
- A look at Penn State’s “slow” start in the 2019 recruiting cycle and why things are about to speed up.
- Elite New Jersey athlete Ronnie Hickman lists the Nittany Lions among favorites.
- Cornerback Marquis Wilson includes Penn State in top college options ahead of campus visit.
- The success of Saquon Barkley makes an impact on Penn State recruiting efforts.
- Nittany Lions running back target Devyn Ford updates recruitment after visiting Big Ten rival.
- Penn State ready for the return of 6-foot-8, 350-pound tackle Xavier Truss.
- Nittany Lions quarterback commit Taquan Roberson continues his progression.
- Penn State targets impress during The Opening’s Northeast regional camp.
- Coveted California tight end Isaiah Foskey uses an official visit in Happy Valley.
- Penn State offers the son of a former Pittsburgh Steelers star.
Penn State 2019 offers, by the numbers
*Based on 247Sports composite rankings.
- Reported offers: 157
- 5-star offers: 13
- 4-star offers: 105
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 6
- Florida recruits offered: 26
- Georgia recruits offered: 18
- New Jersey recruits offered: 6
- Ohio recruits offered: 8
- Texas recruits offered: 13
Penn State football’s 2019 class
There are two recruits committed. They are listed in order of composite ranking.
- QB Taquan Roberson, Wayne (N.J.)
- CB Keaton Ellis, State College (Pa.)
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 has seen his recruitment expand this spring.
Geographical breakdown of Penn State class
Here is a review of Penn State’s commits by state:
- New Jersey: 1 (Roberson)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (Ellis)