Basketball's critical fall recruiting period began last Friday, so Chambers and his staff have hit the road again to check in with top prospects. While most programs are in the midst of the mad dash to the November early signing period for the 2017 class, Penn State's still focused on 2018 and beyond.
DMV VISIT YIELDS NEW OFFERS
On the first day of the period, Penn State was spotted back in the DMV. They first checked in with current commit Myles Dread at Gonzaga College High School.
Schools in the Eagles Nest today: Penn St, UMBC, UVA, Maryland, and Georgetown— Steve Turner (@GonzagaHoops) September 9, 2016
The staff has also offered Dread's teammate at Gonzaga, Prentiss Hubb, but the highly coveted point guard has yet to express serious mutual interest. Meanwhile, Penn State wasn't done in the area as they delivered some new offers at Rock Creek Christian Academy (also known as Clinton Christian).
Penn State has offered Rock Creek Christian (Md.) 2018 F Jermaine Harris, 2019 G Sherif Kenney and 2020 G Earl Timberlake. #DMVhoops— Marcus Helton (@MarcusHelton) September 9, 2016
Harris is a 6'8" forward who plays for the D.C. Premier AAU program and earned offers from Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Providence and Rhode Island this past summer according to VerbalCommits.
While both Kenney and Timberlake are younger guys, they are highly regarded in the region as the next elite prospects out of the DMV. Chambers and his staff again are trying to establish an early relationship in hopes that their loyalty will keep them in the race when they emerge on the national stage.
The Lions' top backcourt targets continue to garner serious interest. Cohill visited for the Kent State game and gave a glowing review of his experience to Blue White Illustrated. He checked out Ohio State last weekend and will visit Notre Dame and Vanderbilt in the coming weeks. Plenty of midwest schools continue to flock to Cleveland to show their interest in the 6'2" combo guard. Cohill hasn't indicated a decision is forthcoming any time soon, but his latest crystal ball pick on 247 certainly raises some eyebrows.
Vanderbilt and Penn State are expected in today for top-100 2018 Holy Name guard Dwayne Cohill; Xavier and Northwestern were in yesterday— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) September 13, 2016
Penn State also remains involved with Robby Carmody out of Pittsburgh and the staff saw him again at his high school on Monday. Unfortunately the football team couldn't spoil his visit to Heinz field this past weekend.
PSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Vanderbilt & Purdue are all in to see 2018 Robby Carmody (Mars Area HS, PA) workout this week— PGH BBall Report (@PGHbballReport) September 14, 2016
Lions Check In With Jerome Hunter
It's been interesting to see the staff spend so much more time in Ohio this cycle, but you gotta go where the talent lies. Penn State was just outside Columbus on Monday to visit with Pickerington North forward Jerome Hunter. The 6'7" forward also was in attendance at Heinz Field Saturday after picking up an offer from Kevin Stallings staff. It will be interesting to see if the Lions can land a visit from Hunter in the coming weeks.
'18 Pickerington North SF Jerome Hunter was visited by Michigan, West Virginia and Penn State tonight. All have already offered.— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) September 13, 2016