Penn State football recently hosted a three-star wideout and cornerback

The Penn State football program brought in a pair of three-star recruits on Tuesday for an official visit.

The Penn State football program couldn’t wait until this weekend to get some potential recruits into the building. As recruiting will get shut down for a short period of time soon, the Nittany Lions are doing all they can to squeeze in some official visits before they have to take a slight break. Last week, a handful of official visitors came in during a tough time for Penn State. As they lost a few recruits who backtracked on their commitments, the Nittany Lions knew they had to remain calm.

With a ‘next-man-up’ mentality, Penn State is trying to do all they can to improve their 2020 class. Before last week, Penn State was placed within the Top-15 for the 2020 recruiting class. After losing three, four-star prospects though, they saw a significant drop as they fall to 25th in the nation, according to CBS Sports’ 247 recruiting rankings.

So the official visits continue to pile on as Penn State decided to bring in two recruits for an official visit on Tuesday. This time around, the Nittany Lions brought in a cornerback and a wide receiver. And this weekend, they intend on hosting five more prospects officially as well. We’ll cover that later on in the week though. For now, let’s take a look at their recent guests.

Parker Washington, WR

Parker Washington is a wide receiver coming out of Richmond, Texas. Unlike most of Penn State’s prospects, Washington isn’t exactly rolling in offers. What plays into that? Maybe the fact that he could be viewed as a bit undersized. Standing at five-foot-ten-inches, weighing 197-pounds could be a bit of a red flag for some programs.

Washington has some interest within the Big Ten conference as he recently took on an official visit to Wisconsin. Seeing the 12 schools that made Washington an offer, I think it’s safe to say that the Lions or the Badgers probably have the best odds in their favor of landing the three-star prospect.  Oh, and in case you were wondering what it’s like to get greeted by Penn State as an official visitor, Ashton Washington has you covered.

Joseph Johnson, CB

Colonial Heights, Virginia cornerback Joseph Johnson arrived at Happy Valley for the second time this past Tuesday. His first unofficial visit occurred back in March when the Nittany Lions were raving to him about his skillset. According to the three-star cornerback, Penn State head coach James Franklin was a major fan of what Johnson put on film at Life Christian Academy.

His visit on Tuesday marked the third official visit he’s taken so far this month. His first was Texas A&M and the second was North Carolina State, where they have shown some substantial interest in Johnson. Before, Johnson had his heart set on NC State, but like the few recruits Penn State has dealt with recently, he decommitted. Although he’s still open to potentially playing there when it’s all said and done, Johnson didn’t hesitate to make it known that Penn State is high on his list.

In fact, they could potentially be number one. According to Tyler Donohue, Johnson mentioned that Penn State was at the top of his list. It’s necessary to mention that the statement is a bit dated, as he said it back in March. However, we will find out if that still stands true next month as Johnson plans to announce his decision on July 4th.