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.