Penn State Football Recruiting Roundup: No. 1 Player raves about PSU

It’s time again to catch up on the latest Penn State football recruiting news. 

Penn State football recruiting scored major points with the nation’s top prospect Nolan Smith this past weekend. Let’s take a look at the recruiting news surrounding the program.

Nolan Smith Has The Time of His Life On Visit 

Five-star defensive end Nolan Smith left Beaver Stadium smiling from ear-to-ear. The six-foot-three, 232-pound IMG Academy star said that it was the “best weekend of his life.”

For Penn State football recruiting, there aren’t any words that could sound sweeter. Smith is an athletic freak, playmaker and highly sought after by every major program in college football. The big weekend didn’t change the Crystal Ball predictions for Smith, but there has to be some value to the phrase, “best weekend of my life.”

As of now, Smith is a verbal commit to Georgia, who suffered a heartbreaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship this past weekend. Smith is playing the field and weighing out his options, but it’s not very likely that he’ll flip. There’s always hope though.

Bryan Bresee Announces Top 6 Schools

The No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020, Bryan Bresee (6-5, 290, DE, Damascus, MD), released his top six schools on Twitter last week.

As previously mentioned, Penn State football recruiting has made Bresee a top target, and the effort to land the Maryland native is paying off. Right now, lists Ohio State as the favorite to land Bresee, with a 50 percent chance on the Crystal Ball prediction. Penn State is a close second at 38 percent. Bresee would be a huge piece to the land Class of 2020 (both literally and figuratively … six-foot-five, 290-pounds … wow).

The 2020 Class already has a big piece on the o-line with Grant Toutant, who committed last week. Let’s see if they can land Bresee.

James Franklin Visits Brandon Smith

Smith, the nation’s top inside linebacker, received an in-home visit last week from Penn State head coach James Franklin, defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Brent Pry, as well as d-line coach Sean Spencer.

Smith is enrolling this January, and can be an immediate impact player for the Nittany Lions.

Adisa Isaac Drops His Final Four Schools

Brooklyn native Adisa Isaac tweeted out a graphic featuring his final four schools. Penn State made the, but that’s no surprise. It’s looking like all signs are pointing towards Isaac committing to PSU.

Isaac is taking his final official visit to Syracuse, and is expected to make a decision very soon. Hakeem Beamon is the only defensive line recruit committed to the Class of 2019. The six-foot-five Isaac would be a great add. He’s a long, versatile pass-rusher.

Stay tuned for more Penn State football recruiting news as we approach the early signing day period.