Penn State just added another talented name to its 2021 recruiting class with the news that Elijah Hutchins-Everett has committed to play for the Nittany Lions.
Committed :bangbang: pic.twitter.com/EjdDKxg2qM— Elijah H. Everett (@ElijahHEverett8) August 10, 2020
Penn State first offered Hutchins-Everett way back in September of 2018 as a result of an unofficial visit on the same weekend the football team survived its scare from Appalachian State. At the time, Hutchins-Everett was a 2020 recruit. He eventually chose to re-classify.
The Hutchins-Everett File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6'10/225 lbs.
- Pos: C
- School: Putnam Science Academy (Putnam, CT)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (0.8940)
- Composite Rank: #182 Overall
Aside from Penn State, Hutchins-Everett held offers from DePaul, Iona, Miami, Minnesota, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, and Villanova.
According to 247Sports, Hutchins-Everett hasn't visited the Penn State campus since then, but he's also been one to stay fairly quiet about his recruitment process in general.
Hutchins-Everett gives Penn State something it badly needs – size. With no other true centers on scholarship on the roster, he'll have a chance to play early and often in Happy Valley, which is surely something that Pat Chambers made clear to him.
Hutchins-Everett becomes the highest-rated player in Penn State's class according to the 247Sports Composite scale and is the second top-200 player to join, along with combo-guard Houston Mallette.
Penn State's 2021 class now ranks No. 62 in the country and No. 12 in the Big Ten.