Recruiting updates

PSU football recruit: Nicholas Dawkins

Nicholas Dawkins Position: Guard Recruiting class (size): 2020 (9 players) Hometown/School: Allentown/Parkland Height/weight: 6-4/300 Stars: 3 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Pitt, Boston College, Indiana, Louisville, Tennessee, Rutgers, Northwestern, West Virginia, North ...

Blue-White notebook

Chisena gets special moment UNIVERSITY PARK — College teams across the country have taken to trying to one up each other when it comes to finding cool ways to put walk-ons on scholarship, and Penn State came up with a dandy during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Late in the third quarter, ...

Lions add two more on signing day

Penn State signed two more players to the class of 2019 on national signing day part two Wednesday, bringing the Nittany Lions’ class size to 23. Penn State’s class ranks No. 13 in the country and No. 2 in the Big Ten (Michigan is No. 8 overall), according to 247Sports. The Lions signed ...

Penn State football recruit: Josh Moten

Position: Cornerback Recruiting class (size): 2020 (3 players) Hometown/school: Fort Washington, Md./National Christian Academy Height/weight: 5-11/165 Stars: 4 (247Sports); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pitt, Syracuse, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, ...

PSU football recruit: Joseph Darkwa

Position: Defensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2019 (21 players) Hometown/School: Dusseldorf, Germany/Panthers Height/weight: 6-5/270 Stars: 3 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: UCLA, Indiana, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UConn Notable: Darkwa comes to ...

Penn State recruiting commit: DT D’Von Ellies

D’Von Ellies Position: Defensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2019 (20 players) Hometown/School: Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh Height/Weight: 6-2/280 Stars: 4 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Ohio State, USC, Michigan, Nebraska, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, ...

PSU recruit: Smith Vilbert

Smith Vilbert Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (19 players) Hometown/School: Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional Height/Weight: 6-6/250 Stars: 3 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia, ...

Signing day good for Lions

Penn State enjoyed such a superb national signing day that, by one measure, its 2019 recruiting class trails only Georgia and Alabama nationally. The Nittany Lions signed 18 players Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, and 17 of them are rated as either four or five stars. ...

PSU lands big-time DE end recruit Isaac

Adisa Isaac Position: Defensive end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Brooklyn/Canarsie Height/Weight: 6-5/220 Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, ...

PSU football recruit

DENVER LIGHT Position: Linebacker Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Tyrone/Tyrone Area High School Height/Weight: 6-2/215 Stars: 2 (247) Other top offers: Fordham, Saint Francis Notable: A four-year starting linebacker, he committed to Fordham in late ...

Rumery to walk on at PSU

CLEARFIELD — Clearfield Area High School quarterback Isaac Rumery announced on his Twitter page Wednesday night that he will be attending Penn State next fall and will be walking on to the football team. “I want to thank all the schools and programs that gave me an opportunity to play at ...

PSU football recruiting

Brenton Strange Position: Tight end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Height/Weight: 6-5/210 Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Maryland, North Carolina, ...

Penn State recruit

Joey Porter Jr. Position: Cornerback Recruiting class (size): 2019 (16 players) School: Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny Weight: 6-2/185 Stars: 4 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Pitt, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Maryland, West Virginia, UCLA, Arizona State, Syracuse, Rutgers Notable: ...

PSU recruit: OT Anthony Whigan

Anthony Whigan Position: Offensive tackle Recruiting class (size): 2019 (16 players) Hometown/School: Great Mills, Md./Lackawanna College in Scranton Height/Weight: 6-5/290 Stars: 4 (247); 3 (Rivals) Other top offers: Oklahoma, Nebraska, TCU, West Virginia, Pitt, Louisville, South ...

PSU picks up offensive lineman

Several recruits were expected to commit to Penn State in the aftermath of the Nittany Lions’ “Lasch Bash” last Saturday. While the expected deluge of immediate pledges didn’t materialize, there’s been a steady flow of newly minted Nittany Lions over the last few days. The latest ...

Lions land elite dual-threat QB recruit

The newest member of Penn State’s 2019 football recruiting class won’t need as much of a learning curve as the typical scholastic prospect transitioning to the college game. Michael Johnson Jr. is well-accustomed to the higher levels of football. “He’s been around football his whole ...

PSU goes to its Delaware pipeline for latest recruit

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Although it’s a small state, Delaware has turned out some pretty big football talent over the years, like Randy White, Luke Petitgout and Devon Still. Penn State is hoping its latest football commit from Delaware follows a similar career trajectory ...

WR Dunmore picks PSU over Auburn, FSU

For a couple of years, the Penn State football program has been forging a relationship with wide receiver prospect John Metchie, and, for a long time, the Nittany Lions were considered the favorite to land his commitment. However, when Metchie recently became more enamored with Alabama, the ...

Linebacker recruit gives Lions a verbal

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com The Penn State football team set off some fireworks in advance of the Fourth of July on the recruiting front on Sunday. Lance Dixon, a speedy, four-star linebacker from Michigan, gave the Nittany Lions a verbal commitment via a video uploaded to ...

PSU gets athletic lineman

The L.C. Bird High School football program has produced Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris and Notre Dame’s Jalen Elliott, so, when Blue Devils coach Troy Taylor says Hakeem Beamon might be the most highly-regarded recruit to come from the Virginia football power, that is no small ...