Penn State signed one of college football’s finest recruiting classes in the 2018 cycle, and has since turned its attention toward securing another impressive group this year. The Nittany Lions have extended scholarship offers to more than 120 prospects in the 2019 class.
Penn State coach James Franklin has signed a top-20 class in each of the past four cycles, including a program-best No. 5 finish on Feb. 7. Here is the latest look at Nittany Lions efforts with another rising wave of premier players.
Where Penn State’s recruiting class ranks
Penn State currently carries two commitments in its 2019 recruiting class: New Jersey quarterback Taquan Roberson and local State College cornerback Keaton Ellis. This tandem forms an early foundation for a class ranked No. 30 overall and No. 6 among Big Ten programs in 247Sports composite rankings.
The Georgia Bulldogs are listed No. 1 nationally, while Wisconsin (No. 3 overall) leads the conference rankings.
Latest news for Penn State football recruiting
- Penn State continues to expand its search for quarterback recruits.
- Elite Texas linebacker Marcel Brooks explains why he considers Penn State a top contender.
- Five-star Louisiana cornerback Derek Stingley lists the Nittany Lions among his favorites.
- Coaching staff changes result in a shift toward targeting more Florida prospects.
- Nittany Lions extend offer to dynamic New England quarterback.
Penn State 2019 offers, by the numbers
* Based on 247Sports composite rankings.
- Reported offers: 129
- 5-star offers: 13
- 4-star offers: 88
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 3
- Florida recruits offered: 19
- Georgia recruits offered: 10
- New Jersey recruits offered: 6
- Ohio recruits offered: 8
- Texas recruits offered: 12
Penn State football’s 2019 class
There are two recruits committed. They are listed below in order of composite ranking.
- QB Taquan Roberson, Wayne (N.J.)
- CB Keaton Ellis, State College (N.J.)
Top uncommitted Penn State targets
The Nittany Lions are searching for talent in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Here are some notable highly ranked targets.
- T Devontae Dobbs, Belleville (Mich.): The nation’s top-ranked tackle, Dobbs carries nearly 30 Power 5 offers. He visited Penn State last July and, based on his conversations with Land of 10, Penn State appears primed to last in this recruitment as a long-term contender.
- RB Devyn Ford, Stafford (Va.): Ford placed Penn State in his top-six list this winter, and plans to announce a commitment before his senior season. He rushed for 2,056 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2017, running behind Nittany Lions tackle signee Nana Asiedu.
- S Lewis Cine, Everett (Mass): Cine, considered a top-five safety prospect, visited only one university during the 2017 season: Penn State. He named the Nittany Lions his leader last month, though schools such as Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Southern California have entered the mix since Penn State extended an offer last July.
- LB Andre White, Harrisburg (Pa.): White, one of only two high school juniors in Pennsylvania who claim a Nittany Lions offer, played alongside top-ranked Penn State signee Micah Parsons in 2017 at Harrisburg High School. He led the team with 87 tackles, including 10 for loss.
Geographical breakdown of Penn State class
Here is a review of Penn State’s prospects by state:
- New Jersey: 1 (Roberson)
- Pennsylvania: 1 (Ellis)
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