Penn State Recruiting Notes

Penn State added a CB, 2 WRs and this RB over the weekend.

This was a big weekend for Penn State recruiting. By my count, Penn State hosted six recruits over the weekend, and four of them have committed to play football at Penn State in the fall.
As I reported yesterday, WR Johnathan Warner was close to committing before his plane landed in Happy Valley, and he pulled the trigger on Sunday Morning.
Shortly after, 247 Sports reported that two Md teammates, CB Da’Quan Davis and WR Trevor Williams, had also jumped ship on the Mountaineers and pledged to play with Penn State.  
Ryan Snyder of BWI then announced that 4 star RB Akeel Lynch had also committed to Penn State. This is a pretty big deal, as the depth chart behind Silas Redd was pretty bare.
Later in the evening, Snyder also found out that CB Canell Boyd from GA would be visiting next weekend along with DE Evan Schwan, per Bob Lichtenfels. Schwan was visited in-home by coach Larry Johnson on Sunday night, following his visit to UConn.
It’s quite possible that the last two visitors, OG Wendy Laurent and QB Steven Bench, will commit later this week.
It wasn’t all good news yesterday though, as it was reported late last night that CB Armani Reeves has decommitted and will now choose between OSU and UM. My guess is he follows best friend Cam Williams to Columbus.

Here is the revised Penn State 2012 class:

Jamil Pollard OG/DT--------- ****
Eugene Lewis WR------------- ****
Akeel Lynch RB-------------- ****
Brent Wilkerson TE/DE------- ****
Nyeem Wartman OLB----------- ***
DaQuan Davis CB------------- ***
Brian Gaia OG--------------- ***
Austin Johnson DT----------- ***
Derek Dowrey DT------------- ***
Jesse James TE-------------- ***
Trevor Williams WR---------- ***
Anthony Stanko OG----------- ***
#Skyler Mornhinweg QB-------- ***
Jordan Lucas S--------------- ***
Malik Golden Ath------------- ***
Jake Kiley CB----------------- **
Johnathan Warner WR----------- **

#-soft verbal

The big news over the weekend was, of course, the passing of legendary coach Joe Paterno. I haven’t yet found the words to write for Joe, but I promise I soon will. Joe meant so much to so many people.

Rest in Peace, Dear Coach.



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  • dew53

    It looks to me that things are falling into place as far as recruiting goes. Its turning into a respectable class. If we can land a couple more of the prospects they are focusing on between this week and next, its shaping up to be a great class. I think that many of us were too stuck on Reeves and Williams as being necessary pieces for a successful recruiting class. I don,t think that is the case and I believe that time will prove it out. Yes, Ohio State managed to take advantage of the situation to steal what we thought were some big names from our class. That will only make it that much sweeter when we beat them. God Bless Joe Paterno, the Paterno family, and the Penn State family !!

  • docscottu

    so who is visiting this this weekend???

  • PSUTimm

    @docscottu I will try to compile a list later in the week. I’m confident it will grow from now and there are a couple kids reportedly deciding between visiting here or other schools.

  • PSUTimm

    @dew53 Well said. To me,.Cam became a symbol regarding this class. In the end, he’s another 4 star linebacker and we have a roster full of those. Reeves is a bit different because he had a chance to contribute immediately.
    As for tbe rest of this class, it will probably be filled with 3 star kids, some of whom will make an impact. More importantly to watch, is that the staff is reaching into Georgia, Florida and Alabama for kids. That could be huge going forward and has real potential based on the staff put in place and their backgrounds.

  • mmmarc14

    Any update as to how Mornhinweg’s visit went in Florida?