Lions expected to get commitments

The Penn State football family could be getting bigger on this weekend. In fact, it’d be a minor surprise if it didn’t.

The Nittany Lions are entertaining a bumper crop of recruiting targets for today’s Blue-White Game — hosting 10 official visitors under the change in NCAA rules allowing high school underclassmen to do so — and several of those players are on the watch for verbal commitments according to various scouting services.

The offensive line seems most likely to feel the impact, with New Jersey guard Caedan Wallace, Delaware guard Saleem Wormley and Virginia swingman Jakai Moore all being considered possibilities to pledge. Wallace has been a regular visitor to Penn State for more than a year, and Lions247’s Sean Fitz reported that he just cancelled a trip to LSU slated for next weekend. Wormley is going to be in University Park for the third time in a month.

Others to keep an eye on are Harrisburg linebacker Andre White, Connecticut cornerback Marquis Wilson and junior college safety Jaquon Brisker.

Wilson is part of the group of official visitors this weekend headlined by Ohio defensive lineman Zach Harrison, who is in contention for the No. 1 overall prospect in the class — Penn State and Ohio State are considered the favorites for his services. The official visitors also include Georgia’s Owen Pappoe, the nation’s top-rated linebacker, top-10 running back Devyn Ford of Virginia, highly-regarded Virginia defensive back Cam’Ron Kelly, Michigan defensive tackle Mazi Smith and Florida receiver commit Ja’Markis Weston. Weston has a strong relationship with newly-hired Lion assistant coach Ja’Juan Seider.

A number of top sophomores and freshmen also are expected to attend today’s intrasquad contest, most notably sophomore running back Marshawn Lloyd, sophomore receivers Julian Fleming and Rakim Jarrett, sophomore corner Luke Hill, sophomore tackle Tre Williams, freshman offensive lineman Landon Tengwall, freshman safety Derrick Davis and freshman linebacker Jeremiah Trotter.

Maryland defensive end Bryan Bresee, the top-rated prospect in the 2020 class, was scheduled to make an unofficial visit on Friday.


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