Penn State Football Recruiting: 2023 Early Signing Day Tracker

Penn State head coach James Franklin takes a group photo with PSU recruits before the 2022 Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in State College.Hes Dr 042322 Bluewhite
Penn State head coach James Franklin takes a group photo with PSU recruits before the 2022 Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in State College.Hes Dr 042322 Bluewhite /

Penn State Football is slated to sign another loaded recruiting class on Wednesday

The first of two big days in the 2023 recruiting cycle is here and it’s time for Penn State Football to seal the deal with its commits.

The Nittany Lions are trying to follow up the No. 6 class in the 2022 with another elite class. While the 2023 class will not finish as high as the 2022 one, it is still loaded with talent. Penn State has 23 commits in the 2023 class, and it will hopefully sign all of them on Wednesday.

The Nittany Lions are also awaiting a decision from 4-star cornerback Daniel Harris, which is expected to come at 8 a.m.

Outside of that, it’s expected to be a relatively quiet day with the vast majority of Penn State’s commits tweeting that they are officially signing with Penn State on Wednesday and their recruitment is officially done.

We will update this article throughout Wednesday as more news drops with Penn State’s recruiting efforts in the 2023 cycle. Updates will include commits signing, commits signing with other schools, targets signing with Penn State and targets signing elsewhere.

Update: 12:14 a.m.

Still no word from 4-star safety Conrad Hussey from Florida. Penn State’s Signing Day festivities have ended.

Update: 11:40 a.m.

Pittsburgh area linebacker Ta’Mere Robinson joins Penn State Football. The 4-star has the chance to stick at outside linebacker or grow into an edge rusher. One of Penn State’s longer recruited targets in the 2023 cycle, the Nittany Lions were on him since he was a freshman.

Update: 11:37 a.m.

Defensive end Jameial Lyons from Philadelphia signs with Penn State. The 4-star is the highest rated defensive lineman in the 2023 class for the Nittany Lions.

Update: 11:14 a.m.

Penn State secures the signature of 4-star defensive back King Mack from Florida. Another big victory for the Nittany Lions. Penn State still awaits word from Mack’s high teammate and fellow commit Conrad Hussey.

Update: 11:03 a.m.

Speedy wide receiver Carmelo Taylor signs with Penn State. The 4-star is the sixth Virginia recruit to sign with Penn State this cycle. He is the lone wide receiver in the class.

Update: 10:30 a.m.

Running back London Montgomery from Scranton, PA officially joins the fold. The 4-star unfortunately had to miss his senior season due to a season-ending injury he suffered back in August. His injury was a reason as to why the Nittany Lions targeted a second running back in this class.

Update: 10:20 a.m.

Penn State Football officially add 4-star cornerback Zion Tracy. Tracy earned his scholarship at a camp this summer and committed to Penn State in September.

Update: 10:04 a.m.

Linebacker Kaveion Keys seals the deal with Penn State. The 4-star linebacker from Virginia flipped from North Carolina to Penn State last week. Another big addition.

Update: 9:55 a.m.

Defensive end Joseph Mupoyi officially signs his letter of intent with Penn State Football. The 3-star committed to the Nittany Lions last week. A raw prospect, Mupoyi has a high ceiling at the defensive end position.

Update: 9:39 a.m.

Alabama native DaKaari Nelson signs with Penn State. The 4-star is a physical safety listed at 6-foot-3. He committed to Penn State over the summer and had the opportunity to see the Nittany Lions play when they played at Auburn.

Update: 9:28 a.m.

Defensive end Mason Robinson officially joins Penn State. The 3-star from Penn State’s best pipeline, the McDonogh School in Maryland, flipped from Northwestern to Penn State last week.

Update: 9:10 a.m.

Running back Cam Wallace signs. The 3-star is the most recent commit for Penn State as he committed on Monday. He is a senior riser and many in the recruiting industry consider the speedy RB a steal for the Nittany Lions.

Update: 8:54 a.m.

Andrew Rappleyea officially joins Penn State football. The 4-star tight end changed his commitment from Michigan to Penn State back in the spring. He has drawn comparisons to former Penn State great Pat Freiermuth.

Update: 8:46 a.m.

Five-star offensive lineman Jven Williams signs with Penn State. The No. 1 player in Pennsylvania could be the future of Penn State’s offensive line. A major addition for the Nittany Lions. He will enroll early.

Update: 8:44 a.m.

Penn State target Daniel Harris signs with Georgia after decommitting from the Dawgs back in November. The 4-star cornerback had strong interest in Penn State.

Update: 8:33 a.m.

Quarterback Jaxon Smolik signs with Penn State. Penn State flipped Smolik from Tulane over the summer after Marcus Stokes decommitted. Smolik will be QB3 right off the bat with Christian Veilleux transferring.

Update: 8:23 a.m.

Tyriq Blanding, a 3-star defensive tackle from New York, officially joins Penn State. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, Blanding has the frame to grow into a disruptive presence on the defensive line for the Nittany Lions.

Update: 8:12 a.m. 

Defensive back Lamont Payne from Bridgeville, PA signs his LOI. The 3-star is one of the longest tenured commits in the class and was active in recruiting others to join him at Penn State. Has a chance to play cornerback or safety.

Update: 7: 55 a.m.

Joey Schlaffer becomes the first in-state commit to sign with Penn State. The 4-star tight end from Exeter is listed at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds. While Theo Johnson and Tyler Warren are expected back in 2023, Schlaffer could be a factor in the years that follow.

Update: 7:43 a.m.

Anthony Donkoh, the fourth signee from Virginia, officially joins Penn State Football. Rated as a 3-star, Donkoh is an offensive tackle and has the potential to be an impact player down the road thanks to his 6-foot-5 frame.

Update: 7:36 a.m.

Elliot Washington, a 4-star cornerback from Florida, signs with Penn State Football. A one-time Alabama commit, Washington flipped to Penn State over the summer. With Joey Porter Jr. headed to the NFL, Washington has a chance to see playing time in 2023. He will enroll early.

Update: 7:25 a.m.

The third member of the 2023 class to sign is another Virginia native in 4-star linebacker Tony Rojas. Considered one of the most athletic linebackers in this cycle, Rojas has a chance to see playing time in 2023. He will enroll early.

Update: 7:19 a.m.

Alex Birchmeier, rated as the No. 1 interior offensive lineman in the country, signs his LOI. Birchmeier is the No. 1 player in the state of Virginia and is rated as a top 50 recruit in the country. He will enroll early and could be a factor in the rotation for the 2023 season.

Update 7:12 a.m.

Mathias “Mega” Barnwell becomes the first commit in the 2023 class. The 4-star athlete could play tight end, offensive tackle or defensive line in college. Barnwell is actually a “recommit” as he committed to Penn State Football back in June of 2020 but decommitted in January of 2021 before rejoining the class in September of 2021.

Update 7 a.m.

At 7 a.m. (EST) recruits in the 2023 recruiting class can begin faxing in their national letter of intent to the school they plan to attend.