10 high school recruits heading to Happy Valley among final crop of Penn State summer official visits

With James Franklin's summer football camps wrapping up, so are the recent waves of summer official visits. This weekend, 10 recruiting targets will be on campus.
Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin
Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin / Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Last weekend, James Franklin welcomed 17 2025 recruits to campus. With the commitment of Jahmir Joseph this week, 14 of those players have already committed to play for the Nittany Lions. In total, Franklin has landed 15 commits and he’ll hope to round out his top 10 ranked recruiting class with 10 more elite high schoolers making their official visits on Friday, June 21. 

A four-star, Joseph is now one of the headliners of the 2025 class, along with fellow four-star cornerback Daryus Dixson who visited Happy Valley back on June 7. The defensive secondary has been a big priority for Franklin and new defensive coordinator Tom Allen this offseason and that doesn’t change this weekend. Per 247Sports, the top two ranked players on this weekend’s visit are cornerback Dawayne Galloway from Ohio and North Carolina safety JaDon Blair. 

While cornerback recruitment is going well, Penn State has missed out on multiple elite wide receivers. Two additional three-stars, Koby Howard and Samari Reed will also be in town. So far, Penn State’s only wide receiver commitment in 2025 is three-star Lyrick Samuel. 

Here are the 10 players taking official visits this weekend: 

  • CB Dawayne Galloway, OH: 4-star
  • S JaDon Blair, NC: 4-star
  • WR Naeshaun Montgomery, FL: 3-star
  • RB Jabree Wallace-Coleman, PA:  3-star
  • OL Max Buchanan, FL: 3-star
  • EDGE Cortez Harris, MD: 3-star
  • WR Koby Howard, FL: 3-star
  • WR Samari Reed, FL: 3-star
  • ATH LaVar Arrington Jr. CA: 3-star
  • S Braswell Thomas, NJ: 3-star

You may have noticed a familiar name amongst that group. St1x C1ty Jr. has yet to commit to the Nittany Lions and is being heavily recruited by UCLA and Tennessee.