Penn State is primed for a crucial weekend on the recruiting trail. The Nittany Lions wrap up spring camp Saturday with Blue-White Game festivities, and the event will draw top prospects to campus from across the country.
The anticipated guest list ranges from elite underclassmen to priority 2019 targets nearing commitment announcements. Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class, which joins the Nittany Lions roster in its entirety this summer, will also be on hand.
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 49th overall in the 247Sports composite class rankings. The Nittany Lions sit at No. 11 among Big Ten programs. Oklahoma claims the top-ranked class across college football, while Michigan (No. 6 overall) sets the pace among conference opponents.
Latest news for Penn State football recruiting
- Offensive lineman Saleem Wormley says Nittany Lions lead entering his third Happy Valley visit since March.
- Longtime Penn State linebacker target Shane Lee announces his commitment to Alabama.
- Athletic defensive lineman Antonio Alfano set for second Penn State visit of April.
- South Florida cornerback Jaden Davis schedules July 18 commitment announcement ahead of Penn State official visit.
- Top-ranked linebacker Owen Pappoe shows off freakish athleticism before heading to Happy Valley.
- Penn State identifies another target in Florida, offers defensive end Braylen Ingraham.
- Defensive back Tyler Rudolph places Penn State in his top 5.
- Ronnie Hickman, a Nittany Lions target and teammate of Penn State commit, pledges to Ohio State.
- Cornerback Nyquee Hawkins, an early Penn State offer, commits to Virginia Tech.
- Priority Penn State target Caedan Wallace “lives up to top billing” as an elite offensive lineman.
- Will an Ohio State recruiting development impact Penn State’s pursuit of running back Devyn Ford?
Penn State 2019 offers, by the numbers
*Based on 247Sports composite rankings.
- Reported offers: 158
- 5-star offers: 13
- 4-star offers: 106
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 6
- Florida recruits offered: 27
- 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.
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 in the 247Sports composite, 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)