On Tuesday afternoon, the Penn State football team received a new commitment to the 2024 recruiting class, offensive tackle Donovan Harbour. He chose Penn State over Ohio State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Michigan, Oregon, and Florida.
Harbour is from Waukesha, Wisconsin, and attends Catholic Memorial high school.
He is currently ranked as a 4-star prospect and rated as the #1 recruit out of the state of Wisconsin per 247sports. His 247sports composite ranking is .9401.
He was on campus during the Blue-White weekend and had a successful trip to Happy Valley. This is a huge area of need in the 2024 recruiting class for Penn State football, they now have three total offensive linemen committed in this class. The others are class leader Cooper Cousins and Caleb Brewer who committed shortly after the Blue-White game this past weekend.
The issue is, Penn State needs to obtain more offensive tackles than interior offensive linemen. Today, they filled part of that gap with the addition of Harbour. We could also see Cooper Cousins move out to play some offensive tackle as well once he arrives on campus.
Offensive line coach for the Penn State football team Phil Trautwein and James Franklin have been on a recruiting tear as of late. There are several other offensive linemen that Penn State is in the mix for, so it will be interesting to see how many they take in the 2024 class.
Donovan Harbour could be the first domino to fall from Catholic Memorial high school for the 2024 class. Another player that currently holds a crystal ball to Penn State is running back Corey Smith.
Smith was also on campus over the weekend for the Blue-White game and is a current high school teammate of Donovan Harbour. He has yet to post a commitment date; however, this is another name to keep an eye on as the weeks move forward.
Penn State has now landed 6 commits between the 2024 and 2025 classes within April alone. Unbelievable work from James Franklin and the rest of his coaching staff.