Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Recruiting - WR Chris Godwin Commits To Lions

What was that people were saying about 9 months ago?  Penn State is done?  They can’t recruit with the “it”, plus the sanctions.  Oops.  For the 2nd time in a little more than 72 hours, Penn State has landed one of the nations top receivers.  This time it’s the top player in Delaware, WR Chris Godwin, who has given Penn State his verbal committment, per Ryan Snyder at BWI:


247 gives Godwin 4 stars, and ranks him as the 27th best receiver in the nation.  If that’s not good enough for you, he holds offers from some of the country’s top football programs in Ohio State, Stanford, and Virginia Tech, among many others.  I wrote earlier this year that I felt Godwin was the most complete of the receivers Penn State had offered (but you can ignore that part about predicting just 1 would ultimately sign).

It’s mildly surprising to see another receiver commit on the heals of DeAndre Thompkins commitment on Saturday after the Blue-White Game, but while Godwin and Troy Apke are pure receivers, Thompkins is viewed as an athlete by most of the scouting services.  In my opinion, he projects best at receiver, but I could see Thompkins lining up as a back, returning kicks, in addition to receiver.

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  • Max Power

    How many slots does PSU have this class? From my math there are only 2 spots left plus however many quit/transfer/leave the program. Seems odd to take 3 WRs given that information. Maybe PSU will need to do some oversigning for the next few years to get through the sanctions.

    • Willie Green

      I don’t know about “oversigning”…. but I think it’s likely that we’ll suffer some attrition beyond just those seniors who are expected to graduate. Perhaps Allen Robinson will jump to the NFL a year early, or others may not return for “personal” reasons.
      Nevertheless, I am becoming concerned that, so far, there are no linemen in this class. The game is won in the trenches. What good are “skill” players if you can’t control the line of scrimmage?