you now feel old...
...because Penn State has offered a scholarship to Solomon Enis. You recognize that last name, of course, because his father is former Nittany Lion great Curtis Enis.
"It's huge," Enis told Ryan Bartow 247Sports. "Coach Gattis told me to call him and we talked about everything. About our family and stuff. Then he offered me and we continued to talk. He's a cool guy and I'm very excited about the relationship we are building."
Enis is a 6'4, 190 pound wide receiver from Arizona. He is the nation's No. 334 overall recruit and the No. 1 player from West Coast Florida, per his 247Sports Composite ranging. There is only one prediction in his Crystal Ball, and it has him attending Arizona State.
New Rivals Rankings, and hello Nick Tarburton!
Rivals has updated its 2018 top-100. Included in the list are four Penn State commits. In order...
- No. 5 Micah Parsons
- No. 62 Ricky Slade
- No. 65 Zack Kuntz
- No. 85 Nick Tarburton
The big story is Tarburton making a big move from unranked to No. 85. In fact, he was distinguished as one of the Big Movers by Rivals, with recruiting analyst Adam Friedman saying “Tarburton is an exciting prospect with great length and he hits like a Mack truck."
Go Home, go to sleep, up again, earlington
New Jersey defensive lineman Marcellus Earlington talked to our pal Sean Fitz about his recent trip to State College. It's behind a paywall [buy a friggin' subscription already], but as you can guess from the headline, it was a good trip. You can also guess this based on his Crystal Ball – all five of the predictions on Earlington's future have him going to Penn State, and all of them were submitted this past weekend.
Earlington is the No. 601 prospect in the nation and New Jersey's No. 20 recruit in the class of 2018, according to his 247Sports Composite rating.
Raining down a top-15
Top-5? WEAK. Top-10? NOTHING. Top-15? THAT'S THE STUFF.
Top 15 going out Sunday on IG(telly__mac) first— Telly Mac (@KwantelRaines) February 28, 2017
Raines is the No. 5 player in Pennsylvania in the class of 2018.
In basketball news, Gonzaga took down Paul VI 68-55 to win their second Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in three years. One of the standouts for the Eagles was Penn State commit Myles Dread, who dropped 15 points in the title game and 19 in the team's 33-point semifinal victory over St. John's.
Here are a few quotes from the story about Dread that I think you'll enjoy.
Dread started crying. “We just worked so hard for this,” he said through tears at midcourt afterward.
“We decided we weren’t going to buckle,” Dread said, “ that we’d be the tougher team.”
Yeah ... he's gonna be a good one. You can watch highlights from the game here, Dread wears No. 24 for Gonzaga.
In addition to Dread, Gonzaga boasts Penn State target Prentiss Hubb. A shooting guard and the No. 35 player in the nation in 2018, Hubb scored 11 points in the win. On the other side, Penn State target Brandon Slaer had 15 points.