Solomon Enis will not follow his father’s footsteps to Penn State. The 4-star receiver recruit, son of former Nittany Lions running back Curtis Enis, announced plans to enroll at Utah on National Signing Day.
Penn State offered a scholarship to the North Canyon (Phoenix) High School standout in February 2017. Enis traveled to Happy Valley twice last year, attending the Nittany Lions’ April 22 spring game and the Nov. 18 matchup vs. Nebraska that coincided with his official visit.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect listed Penn State among his finalists, along with Utah, Arizona State and USC, according to Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic. His father was a consensus first-team All-American running back at Penn State in 1997. He was selected fifth overall by the Chicago Bears in the 1998 NFL Draft.
It didn’t take long for the younger Enis to develop his own reputation in football.
Enis earned more than 15 offers from Power 5 programs during his prep career. He collected 110 receptions for 1,964 yards and 18 touchdowns as an upperclassman, per MaxPreps. He added 768 yards and 7 scores on the ground.
Considered the No. 40 receiver and No. 226 overall recruit in 247Sports 2018 composite rankings, Enis joins 4-star quarterback Jack Tuttle as the top-rated members of Utah’s class.
Penn State signed a trio of top-50 receiver prospects in December, headlined by 5-star talent Justin Shorter. The Nittany Lions also will welcome 4-star recruits Jahan Dotson and Daniel George to campus this summer, adding to a positional collection that includes three rising redshirt freshmen.
Longtime James Franklin assistant and receivers coach Josh Gattis departed Penn State in January for a role with the Alabama Crimson Tide. He recently was replaced by David Corley, who inherited one of college football’s most promising groups of young receivers, regardless of Enis’ decision.
Shaquon Anderson-Butts, a 3-star receiver prospect who committed to Penn State in July, will head to junior college due to academic eligibility issues. Therefore, the total of prospects at the position appears set at three players.
The Nittany Lions did land one legacy in this class, signing safety Isaiah Humphries of Sachse, Texas. The son of former Penn State defensive back Leonard Humphries, he enrolled early last month.