Penn State approaches spring camp with a talented roster capable of competing for the Big Ten championship. The Nittany Lions wrapped up winter workouts last week, completing another step toward next season.
James Franklin and the Penn State coaching staff remain consistently active on a nationwide recruiting trail. A search for top prospect, from both near and far, is well underway and should soon equate to more verbal commitments in the 2019 class.
Where Penn State’s recruiting class ranks
Penn State, carrying two commitments in the 2019 recruiting cycle, is listed 39th overall in 247Sports composite class rankings. The Nittany Lions sit at No. 9 among Big Ten programs. Miami 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
- Top-10 tackle prospect Quinn Carroll includes the Nittany Lions on top-6 list
- In-state linebacker target Andre White earns honors on the camp circuit and adds new offers
- Nittany Lions aim high in search for offensive line talent
- St. Louis receiver Marcus Washington places Penn State among favorites
- Recruits impressed by the NFL combine success for Penn State players
- Nittany Lions one of four finalists for former Florida State commit Ronald Thompkins
- Penn State places increased attention on Florida recruiting trail.
- Top running back target Devyn Ford sets official visit for spring game
- Penn State in the top 8 for 4-star defensive back Jalani Williams.
- Nittany Lions extend scholarship offer to 4-star receiver Larry Wilhoite
Penn State 2019 offers, by the numbers
*Based on 247Sports composite rankings.
- Reported offers: 139
- 5-star offers: 13
- 4-star offers: 93
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 3
- Florida recruits offered: 22
- Georgia recruits offered: 13
- 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 below in order of composite ranking.
Top uncommitted Penn State targets
The Nittany Lions are searching 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 placed Penn State on his top-6 list this winter, returned to campus earlier this week and will use an official visit in Happy Valley before a June commitment announcement. He rushed for 2,056 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2017, running behind Nittany Lions 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 Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State have entered the mix since Penn State extended an offer in July. He relocated from Massachussetts 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.
Geographical breakdown of Penn State class
Here is a review of Penn State’s prospects by state:
- New Jersey: 1 (Roberson)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (Ellis)