There were few moving parts heading into National Signing Day for Penn State, as the Nittany Lions looked to lock down the 17 commitments they held coming into the day. Perhaps the biggest chip among that group fell on Wednesday morning when Top247 wide receiver commit John Dunmore officially signed with the Nittany Lions. Penn State announced his National Letter of Intent had been received shortly before noon.
The Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna four-star flirted late with Miami, taking an official visit to Coral Gables last weekend after a few unofficial visits late in the season. Dunmore originally committed to Penn State on July 4.
He was among the first Florida recruits offered by new running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider when he arrived in Happy Valley in January. Seider has been recruiting Dunmore since his time at West Virginia and had him committed to Florida at one point. Dunmore decommitted from the Gators three days before Seider took the job under James Franklin.
Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas A&M and others offered the four-star prospect. He took spring official visits to Auburn, Michigan and Penn State.
Following the flip of Emery Simmons to North Carolina, Dunmore was the lone remaining wide receiver in the Nittany Lions’ class.
The 6-foot-2, 172-pound prospect is the No. 120 overall player in the country and the No. 21 wide receiver nationally according to 247Sports. He is the No. 17 prospect in Florida. With a commitment from Top247 running back Noah Cain, the Nittany Lions have now signed two of the Top 20 prospects in the Sunshine State in the current cycle. At the time of Cain’s commitment, Florida State had pledges from three top 20 Florida prospects, Florida had two and Miami had just one. Clemson and Georgia each inked a pair and Alabama will likely end up with three.
Dunmore caught 53 passes for 853 yards and eight touchdowns this season as Chaminade-Madonna won its second straight Florida Class 3A state title.