For the Future (08.19.16): Two-Sport Star Sets Penn State Visit

By Nick Polak on August 19, 2016 at 8:03 am
L'Christian Smith goes up for a pass.
Tom Loy, 247Sports

We apologize for the absence of For the Future for the last few days, but things have been very slow in the world of Penn State recruiting lately. Luckily, we have a new update for you this fine Friday morning. Enjoy!

L'Christian Smith, Future Penn State Football And Basketball Star?

One of 2018's top wide receiver/athlete prospects, L'Christian Smith (Dayton, Oh.) announced via Twitter on Thursday night which games he would be traveling to for this upcoming college football season.

Smith, who is currently rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 82 athlete in the country according to the 247Sports Composite, will visit Happy Valley on November 5 for the Nittany Lions' clash with the Iowa Hawkeyes, barring a scheduling conflict with his high school team's playoff schedule.

There is no real indication that Penn State is a serious player for Smith right now, but night games in State College have a funny way of embedding themselves in recruits' minds, so we'll see how this one plays out.

Penn State Hoops target Picks Up Ohio State Offer

Head coach Pat Chambers has his sights set on grabbing his future small forward out of Ohio in the 2018 recruiting class, after offering Pickerington North's Jerome Hunter in late July. However, things just became a big more complicated after Hunter received an offer from the home-state Buckeyes on Thursday.

In offering Hunter early, Chambers continued his trend of sending early offers to talented prospects in order to try and build relationships with them before some of the more big-time programs get involved. Keeping Hunter away from Ohio State and bringing him to Happy Valley would represent yet another step forward in the ever-improving state of Penn State basketball.


Has flip season started early this year? Four-star Washington, D.C. defensive tackle Cam Spence has been committed to D.J. Durkin and the Maryland Terrapins for over four months now. Penn State was one of his top schools before committing to the Terps, and it appears that door has not been completely closed.

Spence will take in the Nittany Lions contest against the Golden Gophers as part of his official visit weekend in Happy Valley. The 19th ranked defensive tackle prospect in the nation would be a welcome addition to the 19th ranked Penn State Class of 2017.

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