Penn State Football will look to continue its recent recruiting success in the 2024 cycle
Penn State Football needs to continue to add elite talent to the program and it may have an opportunity to do so soon.
One of the best wide receivers in the Mid-Atlantic region in the 2024 class is Virginia 4-star Keylen Adams. The Nittany Lions have been after him hard, and that consistency seems to be paying off.
Adam dropped his top four schools on Twitter on Monday morning and Penn State made the cut. The other teams in his top group are Pitt, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Simply put, this is a recruitment Penn State should win.
The Nittany Lions have plenty of reasons to feel good about their chances with Adams, who is rated as the No. 104 player in the 247 Sports Composite.
First off, Penn State has dominated the state of Virginia in recruiting recently. In the 2023 cycle, the Nittany Lions landed six of the top ten recruits from Virginia. James Franklin and his staff has taken full advantage of the coaching changes at both Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Moreover, Penn State’s new wide receivers coach, Marques Hagans, was the receivers coach at Virginia, so he has an existing relationship with the top pass catcher in his home state.
Lastly, the Nittany Lions can actually sell some early playing time to Adams. Penn State brought in only one wide receiver in the 2023 recruiting class and is expected to lose multiple wide receivers from the 2023 roster after the season.
Wide receiver is a position that Franklin would like to see an upgrade at in recruiting and it’s clear that Hagans was brought in to do just that. Quarterback Drew Allar having a monster 2023 season will also help those efforts.
Penn State Football currently has two 2024 commits in 4-star OT Cooper Cousins and 4-star LB Anthony Speca.