Penn State Football recruiting: What’s left for Nittany Lions to do in 2022?

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Penn State Football recruiting boasts the No. 2 ranked class nationally, and could add to their stellar class in coming weeks 

Penn State Football recruiting’s 2022 class is on a torrid pace right now, with 21 commits, nine of them coming in the month of July alone.

The Nittany Lions have filled the majority of their needs in the class, despite this, even the second ranked class in the nation is far from finished.

Positions that head coach James Franklin and his staff are likely done looking for commits include quarterback, running back, tight end and defensive line.

With 21 commits, there aren’t many spots left in the class. The usual scholarship cap in a class is 25, but there are ways to get around it by counting early enrollees towards the prior class.

There is likely four to six spots remaining in the class, let’s take a look at how Penn State Football recruiting can fill those remaining holes:

Offensive Line

Offensive line coach Phil Trautwein already has three commits in the 2022 class, headlined by 4-star Drew Shelton.

Joining Shelton is 3-star Maleek McNeil and 3-star JUCO JB Nelson. Penn State Football also has a transfer already committed for the 2022 season in Harvard offensive lineman Spencer Rolland.

With all that in mind, Trautwein is likely looking for only one more recruit to top off his first full recruiting class at Penn State. Two targets come to mind.

The first is 4-star Aamil Wagner out of Ohio. Ohio State seems to have somehow recruited so well that a top 200 player from their own state may be shut out of the class. The other main competition looks to be Kentucky and Notre Dame.

Wagner’s older brother currently plays at Kentucky and Notre Dame always recruits the offensive line well. This is a recruitment that Penn State Football would benefit from if it gets dragged out into the Fall.

The more likely candidate to fill the last spot is Maryland 3-star Andre Roye. Roye is a late riser that started to get the attention of schools thanks to strong performances at camps in the Spring. Rutgers and Maryland are also involved here, Penn State should like their chances with Roye. At 6-foot-6 and 305 pounds, Roye could become a solid offensive tackle under Trautwein’s mentorship.

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