Recruiting Snapshot: Penn State

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27Dec 2017
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Recruiting Snapshot: Penn State

Micah Parsons (image via PennLive)

2018 Class Ranking: #4 nationally, #2 in Big Ten. Penn State has three 5-stars, nine 4-stars, and nine 3-stars signed; they have one additional 4-star verbal commitment.

Cream of the 2018 Crop: The Nittany Lions picked up the #1 weakside end and #4 player overall during the early signing period in the former of Harrisburg (PA) Harrisburg pass rusher Micah Parsons. He was considered a Penn State lock all along, and he’s going to enroll early. The next best recruit is Monmouth Junction (NJ) South Brunswick wideout Justin Shorter, a 6’4″, 213-pounder who’s reminiscent of Allen Robinson with his size and strength. Michigan offered the first two, but for some reason, not the third: running back Ricky Slade from Woodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton. He’s a 5’9″, 185 lb. all-purpose back and ranked #25 overall. Michigan might not have loved him because he’s on the small-ish side.

Hit the jump for a look at the 2019 class.

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30May 2016
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2018 Recruiting Update: May 30, 2016

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Justin Shorter (image via Rivals)

Clearwater (FL) Catholic Central wide receiver Amari Burney was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’1″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Auburn, Florida, Louisville, Miami, and Wisconsin, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #16 wide receiver, and #120 overall. He’s a thickly built kid who’s a possession type of receiver.

Bradenton (FL) Braden River cornerback Tyrone Collins was offered by Michigan. He’s a 5’10”, 164 lb. prospect whose lone other offer comes from Boston College and Florida Atlantic, among others. He claims a 4.5 forty. He’s a very slight, quick cover corner with some good playmaking ability, and he’s not afraid of contact, either.

Chicago (IL) Mt. Carmel cornerback Houston Griffith was offered by Michigan when he visited two weekends ago. He’s a 6’0″, 180 lb. prospect with offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 247 Sports 4-star, the #7 cornerback, and #72 overall. Griffith is a physical corner, though his highlights do not necessarily show a guy who’s the #72 overall player in the country. He’s the son of former Illinois and NFL fullback Howard Griffith.

Hit the jump for several other new offers in the class of 2018.

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