hoops Visitors This weekend
Pat Chambers has another big visit weekend lined up for homecoming. It's not as noteworthy as the headliners they hosted for the Temple game, but another strong group of prospects are scheduled to be in Happy Valley.
Penn head coach Steve Donahue expected in today for 2018 Bishop Sullivan guard Rasir Bolton; he visits Penn State this weekend— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 6, 2016
Bolton, a 247Sports Composite three-star point guard, also has Power 5 offers from Clemson and Virginia Tech.
2018 St Mary's Ryken guard Wynston Tabbs will take an unofficial visit to Penn State today, per source— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 7, 2016
Tabbs was an elite camp offer from the summer. He was suppose to be visiting for the Kent State game a few weeks ago, so either he's coming up for the third time in three months or he more likely never made it for the reported Kent State visit.
Mikeal Jones, a class of 2020 forward from Girard College (PA), will go on an unofficial visit to Penn State tomorrow.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) October 7, 2016
Mikeal Jones is one of Philadelphia's bright young stars. He transferred out of Roman Catholic to Girard College and reclassified from 2019 to 2020. This will be his first reported visit to State College this weekend.
Chambers continues early pursuit into 2019 class
While the transfer of freshman Joe Hampton opened up a scholarship for Pat Chambers to use for the 2017 cycle, the staff is continuing their early pursuit of underclassmen instead, as they evaluated a couple of 2019 prospects yesterday.
The 6'7 small forward out of Cleveland (Oh.) hasn't received any offers yet, but along with Penn State, top schools in Ohio are also starting to perk their ears up for Gaffney.
Penn State was in to see class of 2019 PF Zach Crisler from La Salle (PA) today.— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) October 7, 2016
Crisler is also a 6'8" forward out of the Philadelphia area. He attends La Salle College High School in the Catholic League and plays for the Philly Pride AAU club on the Under Armour circuit. Check out his City of Basketball Love's profile here.
homecoming visit for 2019 lb
Via our friends at Lions247, St. John's College (Washington, D.C.) linebacker Shane Lee, the number one prospect from the area, will be visiting Penn State for this weekend's Homecoming matchup with Maryland. While young, given the state of the current linebacking situation, a recruit like Lee and his 240-pound frame should notice the opportunity for early playing time at a school like Penn State.
Look for a more extensive list of visitors for Saturday's Homecoming game a little later today.