National Signing Day is just a few days away, and Penn State is hosting a key visitor with the hopes of flipping him from one of its chief rivals. Lions247 reported on Sunday morning that Huntington (WV) Spring Valley offensive lineman Doug Nester is on campus for an unofficial visit.
Nester has been committed to Ohio State since August 5, 2017. Since the coaching change in Columbus, Nester has expressed that he does not plan to sign with anyone next Wednesday. He is expected to take more visits in January and sign in February.
The Nittany Lions, led by assistant coaches Ja’Juan Seider, Tyler Bowen and Matt Limegrover, have been in Nester’s ear for a while. James Franklin visited Spring Valley in December and Penn State hosted Nester and teammates for a game back in October. Teammate Graeson Malashevich, a potential walk-on for the Nittany Lions, is also on the trip on Sunday.
— JB Blankenship (@Jayb222) December 16, 2018
The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Nester is the nation’s No. 92 overall prospect and the No. 5 offensive guard according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, but is being recruited by the Nittany Lions as an offensive tackle. He’s the No. 106 overall prospect and the No. 5 offensive guard nationally by 247Sports.
Nester was offered by the Nittany Lions back in February and originally chose the Buckeyes over offers from Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
He will play in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January.
Penn State currently has the No. 14 recruiting class in the country and the No. 3 group in the Big Ten.