The early signing period for college football begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 21. Last year marked the first time the NCAA allowed an early signing period in the sport, and if the initial go-round was any indication, the majority of prospects will take advantage of the early window and the vast majority of them will put pen to paper on the first day of the period.
That means Wednesday is shaping up as a very big day for programs across the nation, including for James Franklin and Penn State. As of this writing, the Nittany Lions’ had the No. 13 class in the 247Sports Composite rankings, and appeared to have a good chance of moving up into the top 10.
While we will be charting all of the latest Penn State news for Nittany Lion fans, we’d also like to remind everyone that the network has provided YOU with outstanding tools to keep tabs on EVERYTHING that is cooking on the recruiting front — at Penn State, in the Big Ten and nationally.
We have compiled all of those tools right here, so you can quickly access them. They include, of course, the network’s Penn State Crystal Ball predictions, and the latest rundown of PSU commits (and de-commits), as well as national and Big Ten team rankings
You also can see an overview of the Nittany Lions’ targets, a class calculator (in which you can add or subtract recruits from PSU’s class to see where it will rate after possible changes), our new and improved prospect search tool, and much more.
But be warned that clicking on the links below could draw you into a recruiting rabbit hole (in a fun way). For instance, if you click on the Penn State commits page, you can then click on a specific player to go to his unique profile page. From there, you can find his recruiting timeline, offer list, current rankings, rankings history, highlight videos, a photo gallery, an expert evaluation, a rundown of all network stories written about him, an NFL player comparison, past Crystal Ball picks and so much more. (Links open into new tabs, so you’ll always be able to find your way home.)
So go ahead and give it a try. We have a feeling you’ll really enjoy seeing what you can find via the links below.
NOTE: If you are a member of the media and would like to use these tools, we ask that you please give proper attribution and link to any information you pass along to your audiences. Our site is Lions247 With Fight On State and our network is 247Sports.
CRYSTAL BALL EXPERTS TO TRACK
247Sports has an outstanding team of recruiting experts spread out across the nation. These four are tied most closely to our site and — as such — make frequent Crystal Ball calls on Penn State targets.
Players who do not submit letters of intent during the early signing period must wait until the late signing period to do so. That begins of the first Wednesday of February, which falls on Feb. 6 this year.