Recruiting update



Saquon Barkley5-11190RBWhitehall, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Rutgers, Notre Dame, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: 247Sports top prospect in Pennsylvania rushed for 1,851 yards as a senior.

Ryan Bates6-5271OTWarrington, Pa.

Chose PSU over: South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn

Assistant coach who opened the door: Herb Hand

FYI: Won two PIAA titles at Archbishop Wood with fellow Lion recruit Jake Cooper.

Manny Bowen6-3206LBBarnegat, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Oklahoma

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Selected New Jersey Class B South defensive player of the year as a junior.

Nick Bowers6-4254TEKittanning, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, Temple, Purdue

Assistant coach who opened the door: Bob Shoop

FYI: Caught more than 90 passes, 25 TDs in high school despite missing more than a full season with injuries.

Ryan Buchholz6-6245DEMalvern, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Older brothers that played at Maryland and James Madison.

Kamonte Carter6-4257DEGaithersburg, Md.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Maryland, East Carolina, Kentucky

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Played some QB and punted in high school; sprinted, hurdled and threw in track.

Irvin Charles6-3215WRSicklerville, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Florida, Miami

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Hauled in 21 TD catches over junior and senior years at Pius VI High School.

Jake Cooper6-1234LBDoylestown, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Duke, Syracuse, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Virginia, Vanderbilt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Father was QB at Central State College in Ohio and was a boxer.

Kevin Givens6-3235DEAltoona, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, Temple, UMass, Western Michigan

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: First Mountain Lion to be named first team all-state since Brant Clouser in 2006.

Steven Gonzalez6-4321GUnion Hill, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Boston College, Rutgers, South Carolina, Wisconsin

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Two-time New Jersey first-team all-state selection

Jonathan Holland6-4240TEWashington, D.C.

Chose PSU over: Georgia, Clemson, Nebraska, West Virginia, N.C. State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Originally committed as a defensive end but now seems set to begin on offense.

Sterling Jenkins6-8326OTPittsburgh, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Michigan

Assistant coach who opened the door: Herb Hand

FYI: Under Armour All-American and January enrollee is great nephew of former Lion Chappie Hill.

Juwan Johnson6-4212WRGlassboro, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Brother, George, is a defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions.

Daiquan Kelly6-2207LBNewark, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Syracuse, Rutgers, Michigan State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Union City teammate of Steven Gonzalez forced nine turnovers in last two years.

Jarvis Miller6-2188SSuffield, Conn.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Connecticut

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Has studied martial arts since age of 5; picked off six passes this year.

Shareef Miller6-5230DEPhiladelphia, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, Arizona State, Rutgers, Miami, Florida

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash at Rutgers camp last summer.

Ayron Monroe6-2197SWashington, D.C.

Chose PSU over: Maryland, Virginia, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Latest Prime Xample DB product to land at Penn State; brother plays for Maryland.

Paris Palmer6-8288OTPlymouth, N.C.

Chose PSU over: South Carolina, Cincinnati

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Ranked as the No. 1 junior college offensive tackle in the country by

Johnny Petrishen6-2197SPittsburgh, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, Virginia

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 pick returned seven punts and a kickoff for TDs over last two years.

Brandon Polk5-9153WRAshburn, Va.

Chose PSU over: Stanford, Virginia Tech

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Top target of 2014 Lion recruit Trace McSorley at Briar Wood HS two years ago.

John Reid5-10180CBPhiladelphia, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Alabama

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: U.S. Army All-American named CBSPhilly player of the year for 2013 and 2014.

Andre Robinson5-10210RBHarrisburg, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Rutgers, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Bishop McDevitt product was 2013 Class AAA state player of the year.

Tommy Stevens6-4187QBIndianapolis, Ind.

Chose PSU over: Indiana, Michigan State, West Virginia

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: One-time Indiana University commit was a finalist for his home state’s Mr. Football.

Garrett Taylor6-1188CBRichmond, Va.

Chose PSU over: Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Virginia Tech

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Selected for Under Armour All-American Game but couldn’t play because of injury.

Robert Windsor6-5278DTFond du Loc, Wisc.

Chose PSU over: Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Named first-team all-state despite playing entire senior year with fractured foot.



Saleem Brightwell6-3205LBParamus, N.J.

Chose Pitt over: Michigan State, Miami, Nebraska, Missouri

FYI: Key player for national power Paramus Catholic’s defense, which also includes 2016 five-star DT Rashan Gary.

*Ben DiNucci6-3198QBGibsonia, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Penn, Temple, Duke

FYI: First passer in state history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season.

Allen Edwards6-3247DEMiami, Fla.

Chose Pitt over: Idaho, Missouri

FYI: Recorded 11 sacks at Dean, a junior college in Massachusetts, in 2014.

Darrin Hall6-0205RBYoungstown, Ohio

Chose Pitt over: Michigan State, Kentucky

FYI: First-team Division I all-Ohio selection rushed for 1,480 yards, 13 TDs this season.

Malik Henderson6-1175CBHallandale, Fla.

Chose Pitt over: Arkansas, Florida Atlantic, Florida International

FYI: Product of talent-rich Broward County is Panthers’ lone early enrollee this year.

Quadree Henderson5-9172WRWilmington, Del.

Chose Pitt over: Boston College, West Virginia

FYI: Could be all-purpose back in college – combined for more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage as a prep senior.

Gentry Ivery6-1205WRMansfield, Texas

Chose Pitt over: Only DI offer; Utah State, San Diego State showed interest.

FYI: Led District 14 of Texas with 42 receptions for 586 yards and nine touchdowns.

Dane Jackson6-2170SPittsburg, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Bowling Green, Duquesne

FYI: Played for Quaker Valley through co-op with Cornell; scored 51 points in a basketball game.

Anthony McKee6-2190LBColumbus, Ohio

Chose Pitt over: Michigan State, Oklahoma, Indiana

FYI: First-team all-Central Ohio Division IV player was recruited by Pat Narduzzi while at Michigan State.

Alex Paulina6-4292GCanonsburg, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Virginia, Virginia Tech

FYI: Four-year high school starter committed to Panthers more than a year ago.

Tony Pilato6-7295OTGreensburg, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Maryland, Minnesota, Akron

FYI: First-team all-Foothills Conference player also is one of leading scorers on Hempfield basketball team.

Jay Stocker6-2192SCoatesville, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Duke, Rutgers, Syracuse

FYI: Led Coatesville to a 13-1 record and a spot in the District 1 Class AAAA title game.

Tre Tipton6-1170WRSpring Church, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: Toledo, Michigan State, Ohio, UMass

FYI: Rushed for 1,028 yards, passed for 515 and had 475 receiving for Apollo-Ridge; also a basketball standout.

Jordan Whitehead5-11185CBMonaca, Pa.

Chose Pitt over: West Virginia, Penn State, Ohio State

FYI: Winner of Pittsburgh Athletic Association Mercury Award as top player in Western Pa.



Josh Adams6-2208RBWarrington, Pa.

Chose ND over: Penn State, Pitt, Stanford

FYI: Burst onto scene as a sophomore when he rushed for 2,058 yards, 28 TDs at Central Bucks South.

Josh Barajas6-3215LBMerrillville, Ind.

Chose ND over: Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State

FYI: Played in championship games in two different states; also standout swimmer.

*Asmar Bilal6-2205LBIndianapolis, Ind.

Chose ND over: Michigan

FYI: U.S. Army All-American piled up 261 tackles over his junior and senior seasons.

Miles Boykin6-5208WRNew Lenox, Ill.

Chose ND over: Michigan State, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri

FYI: Nineteen of the 65 passes he caught in 2014 went for touchdowns.

Nick Coleman6-0170CBDayton, Ohio

Chose ND over: Duke, Michigan State, Akron, Illinois, Pitt

FYI: Had three interceptions, rushed for 1,125 yards for 4A state runner-up Alter.

Tevon Coney6-1222LBP. Beach Gardens, Fla.

Chose ND over: Florida, Miami

FYI: Made second-team 8A all-state as a senior after making 172 tackles his junior year.

Shaun Crawford5-10170CBTwinsburg, Ohio

Chose ND over: Michigan, Ohio State, Miami

FYI: Won five gold medals and set three AAU junior national track and field records in 2010.

Micah Dew-Treadway6-5273DEBolingbroke, Ill.

Chose ND over: Cincinnati, UConn, Mississippi State, Virginia, Wisconsin

FYI: Semper Fidelis All-American Game pick made 15 tackles for loss.

Nicco Fertitta5-9175SLas Vegas, Nev.

Chose ND over: Arizona, Utah, Boston College, Indiana, Houston

FYI: Son of UFC CEO and high school teammate of fellow Irish commit Alize Jones.

Jalen Guyton6-1190WRAllen, Texas

Chose ND over: Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Stanford

FYI: Team won Texas 6A championship as he caught 82 passes for 1,770 yards and 22 TDs.

*Tristen Hoge6-4276CPocatello, Idaho

Chose ND over: Florida, LSU, Penn State

FYI: Nephew of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge made 133 pancake blocks.

*Alize Jones6-4226TELas Vegas, Nev.

Chose ND over: UCLA, Oklahoma, Baylor

FYI: Caught 41 passes for 930 yards and 13 TDs for Nevada state champs.

Trevor Rhuland6-4270GCary, Ill.

Chose ND over: Northwestern, Minnesota

FYI: Father, Matt Rhuland, was all-Big Ten while playing at Iowa in late 1980s.

C.J. Sanders5-9177WRSherman Oaks, Calif.

Chose ND over: Stanford, Ohio State, Tennessee, USC

FYI: Son of former NFL receiver Chris Sanders came from same Notre Dame HS program as PSU’s Koa Farmer.

Equanimeous St. Brown6-5191WRAnaheim, Calif.

Chose ND over: Utah, Washington St., Stanford, UCLA, Southern Cal

FYI: Under Armour All-American can speak four languages and write in three.

Elijah Taylor6-3285DTCincinnati, Ohio

Chose ND over: Ohio State, Tennessee, Miami, Louisville

FYI: Latest product of storied Moeller High School program, which won two state titles while he was there.

Brandon Tiassum6-5285DTIndianapolis, Ind.

Chose ND over: Indiana, Louisville, Miami

FYI: Forced 12 fumbles this season at Park Tudor High School.

Jerry Tillery6-6308DTShreveport, Pa.

Chose ND over: LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas

FYI: U.S. Army All-American runs 5Ks and has competed in two triathlons.

Bo Wallace6-5213LBNew Orleans, La.

Chose ND over: Oklahoma, LSU, UCLA

FYI: One of six Fighting Irish recruits to play in Semper Fidelis Bowl.

Ashton White5-11182SWashington, D.C.

Chose ND over: Virginia Tech, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State

FYI: Originally committed to Virginia Tech; could also play cornerback in college.

Dexter Williams6-0192RBWinter Garden, Fl.

Chose ND over: Miami, Louisville, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Michigan,

FYI: No. 8-rated player in Orlando Sentinels Central Florida Super60.

Mykelti Williams6-0198SIndianapolis, Ind.

Chose ND over: Louisville, Minnesota

FYI: Runner-up for Indiana Mr. Football made seven interceptions this season.

*Brandon Wimbush6-2205QBJersey City, N.J.

Chose ND over: Penn State, Stanford

FYI: Completed 72.3 percent of his passes for 3,151 yards, 36 touchdowns, four interceptions.

Justin Yoon5-11185PKMilton, Mass.

Chose ND over: Boston College, Northwestern, Texas A&M

FYI: Kicked three field goals, including a 47-yarder, in Under Armour All-American Game.



Jacquez Adams5-10158WRReisterstown, Md.

Chose WVU over: Wisconsin, Delaware

FYI: Two-time first-team 3A/4A Maryland all-state selection.

Jordan Adams6-0173WRReisterstown, Md.

Chose WVU over: Boston College, N.C. State.

FYI: Led Franklin High School to state title along with twin brother Jacquez.

Chris Chugunov6-1188QBSkillman, N.J.

Chose WVU over: Western Michigan, Maine, William & Mary, Bucknell, New Hampshire

FYI: Passed for more than 6,000 career yards at Montgomery High School.

Tyrek Cole5-11162CBMiramar, Fla.

Chose WVU over: Florida State, Miami, Florida

FYI: All-Broward County player broke up 22 passes as a senior.

Rasul Douglas6-3200SEast Orange, N.J.

Chose WVU over: Rutgers, Louisville.

FYI: Northeast Football Conference defensive MVP at Nassau Community College.

Rob Dowdy6-5296GWesterville, Ohio

Chose WVU over: Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Kentucky, Auburn

FYI: AP Division I first-team all-Ohio pick played in Semper Fidelis Bown.

Jovon Durante6-1180WRHollywood, Fla.

Chose WVU over: Alabama, Miami, Marshall

FYI: U.S. Army All-American Bowl pick runs a sub-11-second 100-meter dash.

Larry Jefferson6-5230DEAtlanta, Ga.

Chose WVU over: Kentucky. South Alabama, California, Utah State, Kansas State.

FYI: Preseason scholastic all-Georgia pick played JUCO ball at Itawamba Community College.

Gary Jennings6-2190WRStafford, Va.

Chose WVU over: Virginia, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Wisconsin

FYI: Although injured as a senior, still made all-Virginia second-team all-state as all-purpose back.

Matt Jones6-3314GHubbard, Ohio

Chose WVU over: Kentucky, Toledo, Cincinati

FYI: Part of an offense that averaged 42.8 points, 358.8 rushing yards per game

Deamonte Lindsay6-2190RBMartinsburg, W.Va.

Chose WVU over: Toledo

FYI: Rated as the top 2015 prospect in West Virginia by ESPN.

David Long5-11209LBCincinnati, Ohio

Chose WVU over: Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois

FYI: Chosen Southwest Ohio all-district first-team Division II by the Associated Press

Colton McKivitz6-7265OTBelmont, Ohio

Chose WVU over: Miami (Ohio), Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State, Marshall

FYI: Three-time all-district first-team selection was first-team Division V all-Ohio as senior.

Xavier Pegues6-3285DEOxford, Miss.

Chose WVU over: California, Iowa State

FYI: Mississippi Class 5A defensive player of the year played JUCO ball at Itawamba Community College.

Jah’shaun Seider6-2287GGlades Central, Fla.

Chose WVU over: Cincinnati, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Ole Miss.

FYI: Palm Beach Post Super 11 pick and Florida 4A second-team all-state selection.

Alec Shriner6-3281DTOviedo, Fla.

Chose WVU over: South Florida.

FYI: AP Class 8A first-team all-state pick played in Offense-Defense All-American Game.

Adam Shuler6-5255DELongwood, Fla.

Chose WVU over: Indiana, Cincinnati

FYI: Made all-Seminole County second team, had six sacks despite injury problems in 2014.

David Sills6-3200QBElkton, Md.

Chose WVU over: USC.

FYI: Originally committed to Southern California in 2010 when he was in seventh grade.

Ka’Raun White6-2200RBEmmaus, Pa.

Chose WVU over: Akron, Idaho.

FYI: Ran behind Penn State recruit Paris Palmer at Lackawanna College.

Kevin Williams5-11173CBPompano Beach, Fla.

Chose WVU over: Indiana, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Florida International

FYI: Class 7A second-team all-stater made five interceptions this season.

Stone Wolfley6-4238DEMorgantown, W.Va.

Chose WVU over: No other offers; committed in 2013.

FYI: Grandson of former Pittsburgh Steeler offensive lineman Ray Mansfield; father is WVU’s coordinator of player personnel.