DE Jaylen Harvey
Penn State will have a strong defensive end rotation in 2023 but the future is a bit murky.
To help that, 4-star DE Jaylen Harvey from Maryland would be an ideal addition.
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, Harvey is a bit undersized for a defensive end, but the Nittany Lions have made it work with smaller edge rushers before, most notably Shaka Toney.
Rated as the No. 18 edge player in the cycle, Harvey also has offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Washington. Decent competition, but the Nittany Lions should feel good about Harvey for a few reasons.
The first reason being the fact that Harvey attended multiple Penn State games this past season. It’s somewhat uncommon to see a recruit who isn’t committed to a school to take multiple unofficial visits there in the span of a few weeks.
The second reason being that Harvey attends Quince Orchard High, the same school as current Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson. As most Penn State fans know, Robinson transferred from Maryland to Penn State. Robinson will certainly be in Harvey’s ear telling him why Penn State is a better destination than Maryland.
These are two big reasons for the Nittany Lions to feel confident about sealing the deal with Harvey.