Penn State football: Early Signing Day tracker

James Franklin has put together the No. 14 class in the country, but will he get all of his commitments to sign early? Here is every player in the class of 2024 who has signed their NLI to Penn State.
Penn State fans don white and blue for a Stripe Out game against Michigan in Beaver Stadium
Penn State fans don white and blue for a Stripe Out game against Michigan in Beaver Stadium / Dan Rainville / USA TODAY NETWORK

Early signing day is upon us and James Franklin wasted no time getting many of his prized commits to sign their NLI.

It began with a three-star defensive lineman from Maryland, but Penn State has gotten many of its top players from the class of 2024 to sign today, including a duo of star running backs (sound familiar), and the only five-star in the class.

Here is the complete list of signees on early signing day for the Penn State recruiting class of 2024. Starting with the first of the day, Xavier Gilliam.

3-star. 491. PSU recruit Gilliam. . Xavier Gilliam. Gaithersburg, MD. Xavier Gilliam. EDGE. . player

Gilliam is a 6-foot-3 developmental edge with length and size at 265 pounds. The Nittany Lions have shown an ability to turn players like this into stars on the edge.

PSU Recruits Cousins. . player. 4-star. Cooper Cousins. OL. 491. . Erie, PA. Cooper Cousins

Cousins has been committed to Penn State since his sophomore year. With a 6-foot-6 315-pound frame, Cousins profiles as a legit people-mover on the interior of the offensive line.

. 491. . Kari Jackson. PSU Recruits Jackson. 3-star. Kari Jackson. player. West Bloomfield, MI. LB

The three-star linebacker likely won't be a part of St1x C1ty in his career, but he could be an effective inside linebacker down the road. He has the prototypical size to play in the middle of a Big Ten defense at 6-foot-2 215 pounds.

4-star. Belle Vernon, PA. Quinton Martin. PSU recruits Martin. Quinton Martin. 491. . RB. . player

Quinton Martin dominated the WPIAL at Belle Vernon and is the No. 1 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania. At 6-foot-2 200 pounds, Martin could handle a small workload next season. Franklin needs to keep the best recruits in the state and he did it here.

. DB. PSU recruits mitchell. 4-star. Jacksonville, FL. Jon Mitchell. Jon Mitchell. player. 491.

Mitchell is Penn State's only four-star commit on the defensive side of the ball, so Franklin needed to get him to sign today. Mitchell is a bit undersized to play outside corner and fits the Kalen King mold more than the Joey Porter Jr. mold.

5-star. Luke Reynolds. Cheshire, CT. Luke Reynolds. PSU recruits Reynolds. player. . TE. 491.

Reynolds is Penn State's only five-star in the 2024 class and at 6-foot-4 220 pounds, he will fit perfectly in Andy Kotelnicki's offense.

. Milwaukee, WI. RB. PSU Recruits Smith. Corey Smith. 491. player. . 4-star. Corey Smith

If Quinton Martin is going to be the thunder in this iteration of the Lawn Boyz, the 5-foot-11 170-pound Smith will be the lightning. Smith is a home-run hitter who Kotelnicki will love to use on gadget plays, but likely won't get many touches until Nick Singelton and Kaytron Allen move on.

Hartland, WI. Garrett Sexton. PSU Recruits Sexton. Garrett Sexton. OL. . player. . 4-star. 491

At 6-foot-7 265-pounds, Sexton needs to add a lot of weight to survive at offensive tackle in the Big Ten. He'll likely redshirt as a freshman. Sexton was a quarterback until his senior year and is a perfect piece of clay to mold into a starting offensive tackle three years down the road.

Donovan Harbour. Donovan Harbour. player. . OL. 491. . 3-star. Waukesha, WI. PSU recruits Harbour

Harbour already has the size at 6-foot-3 325 pounds, and could provide immediate depth on the interior offensive line.

. Malverne, NY. Josiah Brown. 491. PSU recruits Brown. 3-star. Josiah Brown. . WR. player

Penn State needs wide receivers and Brown is the first of three, three-star receivers to sign from this class.

Loganville, GA. DL. player. . . T.A. Cunningham. 491. PSU recruits Cunningham. 3-star. T.A. Cunningham

Franklin has done a nice job recruiting the South but primarily gets players to come up from Florida. This time he dips into SEC country nabbing the 6-foot-6 275-pound interior defensive lineman from Georgia.

PSU recruits Gonzalez. . 3-star. Peter Gonzalez. WR. Mars, PA. 491. . Peter Gonzalez. player

James Franklin has a few players coming from western PA, and Gonzalez is one of two commits from Central Catholic. The 6-foot-2 receiver could be a big-play threat.

Liam Andrews. DL. player. 491. Boxford, MA. Liam Andrews. . PSU recruits Andrews. . 4-star

Andrews was a two-way star in high school playing on the defensive and offensive lines. In fact, 247Sports had him rated as an offensive tackle, but Andrews announced that he's going to focus on defense for the Nittany Lions.

This means Penn State has two four-star defensive players in the class of 2024, instead of just one.

. 3-star. 491. PSU recruits Cook. . De'Andre Cook. player. Washington, DC. De'Andre Cook. DL

More defensive line depth for new DC Tom Allen. Cook is 6-foot-4 260 pounds, and likely needs to add more weight to play on the interior of the D-line.

3-star. Caleb Brewer. . OT. player. . Caleb Brewer. 491. PSU recruits Brewers. Reading, PA

More offensive line depth for Kotelnicki's offense. Brewer is 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, so needs to add some size.

Baltimore, MD. player. PSU recruits Lane. Dejuan Lane. Dejuan Lane. DB. . . 4-star. 491

Lane was listed as an athlete, but Penn State will play him in the defensive secondary. With Liam Andrews flipping to defense and Lane sticking in the secondary, Penn State's class is looking a lot stronger on that side of the ball. They came into the day with Jon Mitchell as the only four-star who was certain to play defense.

PSU recruits Shorter. Antoine Belgrave-Shorter. player. 491. 3-star. Antoine Belgrave-Shorter. . DB. . Jacksonville, FL

Antoine Belgrave-Shorter was high school teammates with Jon Mitchell and committed just two days after Mitchell.

Cornelius, NC. Eagon Boyer. 491. Eagon Boyer. . . 3-star. OL. player. PSU recruits Boyer

Boyer is another offensive tackle prospect with serious height and length at 6-foot-7 but needs to add weight. He'll like redshirt as a freshman.

DL. . 3-star. PSU recruits Williams. Mylachi Williams. . Drexel Hill, PA. Mylachi Williams. player. 491

Franklin continues to add in the trenches with another edge-rusher.

. Jaylen Harvey. EDGE. 491. PSU recruits Harvey. 3-star. player. . Gaithersburg, MD. Jaylen Harvey

Lewis Center, OH. Ethan Grunkemeyer. PSU recruits Grunkemeyer. . 4-star. 491. . QB. player. Ethan Grunkemeyer

Grunkemeyer was a late bloomer from Ohio who went into his junior season with only one Division 1 offer. James Franklin got to him early as his stock rose and got a commitment from another Ohio quarterback. Grunkemeyer appears to be the succession plan once Drew Allar is done in Happy Valley.

player. Anthony Specca. Anthony Specca. . LB. 491. 3-star. Pittsburgh, PA. PSU recruits Specca.

. 3-star. Irvington, NJ. Vaboue Toure. Vaboue Toure. PSU recruits Toure. DB. player. . 491

3-star. player. 491. Tyseer Denmark. Tyseer Denmark. WR. PSU recruits Denmark. . . Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA. Kenny Woseley Jr.. DB. player. . Kenny Woseley Jr.. PSU recruits Woseley. . DB. 491