2. Wide Receiver
Penn State Football signed just one wide receiver on Wednesday in 4-star Carmelo Taylor.
Taylor is an explosive athlete and could be an impact player for the Nittany Lions, but at the end of the day, one receiver in a recruiting class is uncommon.
Now, Penn State did take five wide receivers in the 2022 cycle, so it’s not like the Nittany Lions are in dire need of depth.
There are currently eight wide receivers that Penn State offered that are uncommitted. The problem is, the Nittany Lions haven’t been linked to any of them recently and they aren’t the type that will be instant impact players for Penn State.
While adding a wide receiver sounds ideal, it may be better for the Nittany Lions to just keep the scholarship and use it in the transfer portal.
Penn State is still in the thick of it for numerous transfer wide receivers, including Dante Cephas, Dont’e Thornton and Kaden Prather. Any of these three would have a bigger impact on Penn State over the next two seasons than any of the offered wide receivers still out there in the 2023 cycle.
With 24 of the top 25 wide receivers in the 2023 class already signed, it’s unlikely Penn State can find what it’s looking for in this recruiting cycle.