The clock striking midnight in the Central Time Zone proved quite fruitful for Penn State.
Isaiah Humphries, a Class of 2018 defensive back from Sachse, Texas, with a 4-star rating by 247Sports, announced his commitment to Penn State on Twitter. He chose the Nittany Lions over Colorado, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi State, California and Utah.
— Isaiah (@TheHumphries23) January 1, 2017
Humphries, listed at 5 feet 11 and 180 pounds, is the son of former Penn State DB Leonard Humphries, an eighth-round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft who played one season in the NFL and three in the CFL.
The younger Humphries is rated the No. 19 safety in the nation and No. 30 player in the state of Texas in his class.
Humphries is the seventh player to commit to Penn State in the Class of 2018. The group No. 1 by the 247Sports composite rankings, though there is obviously a long way to go for that recruiting cycle.
Penn State fans got a reminder of just how long the cycle is on Saturday when the team’s top commitment for 2018, 5-star DE Micah Parsons, revealed his top-6 schools. Yes, that’s not a normal thing for a commit to do, but it underscores how far off National Signing Day is for 2018 kids.
The Nittany Lions are clearly off to a fast start with the 2018 class, and a successful 2016 season with a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl appearance is only going to help create more momentum for the program.
Check out Humphries’ junior season highlights here.