The weather wasn’t ideal for hosting recruits on Saturday, but Penn State made the most of it and had about 40 prospects on campus for its win over Iowa. Among those on hand was a highly-regarded running back from Florida, an early top 2020 tight end target and a pair of 2019 offensive linemen committed to other programs.
Here are the names to know that were on hand at Penn State on Saturday.
Penn State Commits
Penn State safety commit Jaquan Brisker made his way down from Scranton for the game on Saturday. The Lackawanna College three-star prospect was the only scholarship pledge at the game. Brisker entered his Sunday game as the Falcons’ second-leading tackler with 48 in seven games. That total includes six sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Walk-on pledges Austin Sullivan, Denver Light and Anthony DaSilva were also at the game.
Wellington (Fla.) running back/athlete Mark-Antony Richards made the trip up from the Sunshine State for an official visit. The Nittany Lions have Richards high on their board as they search for a complement to Devyn Ford in the class. The trip is Richards’ first to Happy Valley and so far the reviews seem to be good.
Spring Valley Caravan
The Nittany Lions played host to a big group of visitors from Spring Valley High School in Huntington, West Virginia. Three prospects have scholarship offers from Penn State and two are committed to other programs. Class of 2019 offensive linemen Doug Nester and Zach Williamson both made the trip. Nester is committed to Ohio State, while Williamson is a Louisville pledge. The Nittany Lions offered Williamson a few weeks ago. Class of 2021 offensive lineman Wyatt Milum has an offer from Penn State and was on hand as well. Class of 2019 running back/athlete Graeson Malashevich has a walk-on opportunity with the Nittany Lions.
2020 Targets make the trip
Penn State offered Canadian tight end Theo Johnson at camp in July and hosted him for an unofficial visit this weekend. Michigan offensive lineman Grant Toutant picked up an offer from the Nittany Lions last week and made the trip for the win. Unoffered 2020 prospects to know included North Allegheny offensive lineman Jake Lugg, whose brother Josh is an offensive lineman at Notre Dame and Baltimore punter Peter Moore, who is No. 9 in the country at his position according to Kohl’s Kicking.