2018 college football signees

PENN STATE

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown

Nana Asiedu 6-5 275 G Stafford, Va.

Chose PSU over: Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Two-time USA Today all-Virginia first-team selection was born in Ghana.

Judge Culpepper 6-4 275 DT Tampa, Fla.

Chose PSU over: Louisiana State, Nebraska, Florida

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Dad was star player at Florida and both parents appeared on television show “Survivor.”

Jahan Dotson 5-11 170 WR Nazareth, Pa.

Chose PSU over: UCLA, Michigan, Ohio State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Set school records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns despite playing one year at Peddie School in New Jersey.

Bryce Effner 6-5 280 G Aurora, Ill.

Chose PSU over: Duke, Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota, Syracuse

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Second-team USA Today all-state selection was picked as team MVP his senior year.

Pat Freiermuth 6-5 250 TE Merrimac, Mass.

Chose PSU over: Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Named state’s private school player of the year by Massachusetts Prep Stars.

Daniel George 6-2 210 WR Fort Washington, Md.

Chose PSU over: North Carolina, Pitt, Maryland

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Two-time first-team all-state selection caught 22 touchdown passes over last two seasons.

Trent Gordon 6-0 180 CB Spring, Texas

Chose PSU over: Tennessee, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Team went 27-2 in last two years, making state finals in 2017; grandfather was first African-American basketball player at Oklahoma State.

Aeneas Hawkins 6-2 280 DT Cincinnati, Ohio

Chose PSU over: Cincinnati, Ohio State, Pitt, Southern Cal, Kentucky

Assistant coach who opened the door: Tim Banks

FYI: Son of Bishop McCort product and 11-year NFL veteran Artrell Hawkins.

Isaiah Humphries 5-11 190 S Rowlett, Texas

Chose PSU over: Oklahoma, Mississippi State, California

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Son of former Nittany Lion Leonard Humphries was first Texas prep to commit to Penn State since D’Anton Lynn.

Charlie Katshir 6-3 215 LB Camp Hill, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, West Virginia, Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Both parents of this Pennsylvania Class 4A-6A Mr. Football finalist were athletes at Penn.

Zack Kuntz 6-7 235 TE Camp Hill, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Stanford, Notre Dame, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Brother of former Nittany Lions Brandon Kuntz and Christian Kuntz won a PIAA gold medal as a hurdler.

Will Levis 6-3 220 QB Madison, Conn.

Chose PSU over: Syracuse, Iowa, Florida State, North Carolina

Assistant coach who opened the door: Joe Moorhead

FYI: SPARQ MVP at Opening Elite 11 New Jersey was Hartford Courant offensive player of the year.

Jesse Luketa 6-2 240 LB Ottawa, Ont.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Early enrollee and latest Canadian to sign with Nittany Lions went to high school at Mercyhurst Prep.

Jordan Miner 6-0 180 CB Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Chose PSU over: Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Tampa Bay Times 2017 defensive player of the year was chosen for International Bowl.

P.J. Mustipher 6-4 300 DT Owings Mills, Md.

Chose PSU over: Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, Tennessee

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Brother of Under Armour All-American plays for Notre Dame and father played at West Virginia.

Jayson Oweh 6-5 240 DE Hackensack, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Selected for Under Armour All-American Game after playing just two years of organized football.

Micah Parsons 6-3 245 LB Harrisburg, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Nebraska, Georgia

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Four-time all-state selection and U.S. Army All-American is third straight No. 1 prospect in PA to sign with Lions.

Jake Pinegar 6-2 195 PK Ankeny, Iowa

Chose PSU over: Indiana, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Made all-state as DB in 2016 when he finished second in Iowa in interceptions.

“Juice” Scruggs 6-3 270 C Ashtabula, Ohio

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Syracuse

Assistant coach who opened the door: Matt Limegrover

FYI: Cathedral Prep posted a 49-3 record in his four years as a varsity letterman.

Justin Shorter 6-4 220 WR Monmouth Junction, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Rutgers, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Second-team USA Today All-American and state offensive player of the year led team to state title.

Ricky Slade 5-9 185 RB Woodbridge, Va.

Chose PSU over: Clemson, Ohio State, Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Virginia’s Gatorade Player of the Year rushed for more than 300 yards in two games this season.

Nick Tarburton 6-3 250 LB Green Lane, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Maryland, Michigan State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Named state’s Class 6A defensive player of the year by Pennsylvania Football News.

Rasheed Walker 6-6 290 OT Waldorf, Md.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Maryland

Assistant coach who opened the door: Matt Limegrover

FYI: First-team Washington Post All-Met player played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

NOTRE DAME

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown

Jayson Ademilola 6-3 290 DT Jersey City, N.J.

Justin Ademilola 6-3 234 DE Jersey City, N.J.

Derrik Allen 6-1 204 S Marietta, Ga.

Kevin Austin 6-3 185 WR Coconut Creek, Fla.

Bo Bauer 6-3 216 LB Harborcreek, Pa.

Noah Boykin 6-2 170 CB Washington, D.C.

Tariq Bracy 6-0 170 CB Milpitas, Calif.

D.J. Brown 6-1 180 CB Washington, D.C.

John Dirksen 6-5 290 OT Maria Stein, Ohio

Ja’Mion Franklin 6-3 305 DT Ridgely, Md.

C’Bo Flemister 5-11 192 RB Zebulon, Ga.

Houston Griffith 6-1 192 S Bradenton, Fla.

Luke Jones 6-5 292 OT Little Rock, Ark.

Micah Jones 6-5 205 WR Gurnee, Ill.

Phil Jurkovec 6-5 190 QB Gibsonia, Pa.

Lawrence Keys 5-11 160 WR New Orleans, La.

Jack Lamb 6-4 224 LB Temecula, Calif.

Braden Lenzy 6-0 165 CB Portland, Ore.

Cole Mabry 6-6 255 OT Brentwood, Tenn.

Paul Moala 6-0 202 S Mishawaka, Ind.

Ovie Oghoufo 6-2 207 LB Farmington Hills, Mich.

Jarrett Patterson 6-5 275 OT Mission Viejo, Calif.

Shayne Simon 6-3 210 LB Jersey City, N.J.

Jahmir Smith 6-0 199 RB Sanford, N.C.

George Takacs 6-6 235 TE Naples, Fla.

Tommy Tremble 6-4 225 TE Norcross, Ga.

Joseph Wilkins Jr. 6-2 175 CB North Fort Myers, Fla.

WEST VIRGINIA

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown

Tyrese Allen 6-3 290 DT Paintsville, Kent.

T.J. Banks 6-5 240 TE Duquesne, Pa.

Charlie Benton 6-3 215 LB Opelika, Ala.

Joe Brown 6-4 340 G Compton, Calif.

Leddie Brown 6-0 207 RB Newark, Del.

Mike Brown 6-4 350 G Compton, Calif.

Josh Chandler 5-11 226 LB Canton, Ohio

Angus Davies 6-1 180 P Torquay, Australia

Randy Fields 6-3 192 WR Elkton, Md.

James Gmiter 6-3 309 G Bethel Park, Pa.

Sam James 6-0 171 WR Richmond Hill, Ga.

Tavis Lee 6-3 225 LB Martinsburg, W.Va.

Trey Lowe 6-4 210 QB Bolivar, Tenn.

Briason Mays 6-4 290 OT Bolivar, Tenn.

Joshua Norwood 5-11 175 CB Valdosta, Ga.

Mike O’Laughlin 6-5 230 TE Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Kwantel Raines 6-3 206 S Aliquippa, Pa.

Jayce Rogers 5-9 175 CB Valdosta, Ga.

Blaine Scott 6-4 330 G West Portsmouth, Ohio

Dillon Spalding 6-2 220 WR Lorton, Va.

Dante Stills 6-4 284 DE Fairmont, W.Va.

Junior Uzebu 6-6 290 OT Alpharetta, Ga.

Keith Washington 6-2 187 CB Prattville, Ala.

Bryce Wheaton 6-5 207 WR Fuquay Varina, N.C.

PITTSBURGH

Player Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown

Habakkuk Baldonado 6-5 230 DE Clearwater, Fla.

Tyler Bentley 6-3 298 DT West Chester, Ohio

Chase Brown 6-6 310 OT Ashburn, Va.

V’lique Carter 5-10 165 CB West Palm Beach, Fla.

Devin Danielson 6-3 290 DE Jefferson Hills, Pa.

Wendell Davis 6-2 215 LB Richmond, Va.

David Green 6-2 265 DT Pittsburgh, Pa.

Erick Hallett 5-11 175 CB Cypress, Texas

Shocky Jacques-Louis 6-0 170 WR Fort Myers, Fla.

Jake Kradel 6-4 270 G Butler, Pa.

Kaymar Mines 6-5 231 DE Long Beach, N.J.

John Morgan 6-3 235 DE Hyattsville, Md.

Cameron O’Neil 6-2 190 WR Phenix City, Ala.

Noah Palmer 6-4 225 DE Jefferson Hills, Pa.

Nick Patti 6-3 190 QB Montvale, N.J.

Mychale Salahuddin 5-11 190 RB Washington, D.C.

Judson Tallandier 6-2 180 S Hyattsville, Md.

Ricky Town 6-4 210 QB Ventura, Calif.

Marquis Williams 5-9 165 CB Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Blake Zubovic 6-5 310 OT Belle Vernon, Pa.

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