Visitors Of An Official Nature
There aren't many names left on the board for Penn State in the 2018 recruiting class, but two of them will be in town this weekend to see the Lions take part in Senior Day against Nebraska.
Wide receiver and Penn State legacy Solomon Enis will make his long-awaited return to Happy Valley, though it's still not entirely clear what his status is in terms of his ability to commit. Penn State has greater needs than a third receiver, but Enis is certainly a good one. If things fall through with their defensive line and offensive line targets, you can be sure Enis will get the first call. But it's also not out of the question that the staff decides they need him this weekend. We'll see!
The other priority target in town will be defensive end Jayson Oweh. Penn State at one point looked like the leader for Oweh's services, but things are much more unclear now. Michigan and Ohio State appear to be the top competitors, with the Buckeyes seemingly in the lead. Still, Oweh has been very impressionable throughout the process (at least publicly). A great visit this weekend could sway him towards State College.
Micah Parsons You Are Ridiculous
Predicting the Rest of the 2018 Class
Because why not? My personal opinion on how this class rounds out is pretty much that same as everyone else on the internet, but it's worth sharing anyway, maybe!
I think Smith ends up in the class. James Franklin has made him a priority for over a year now, and the tea leaves seem to be blue and white. He could still end up as a tackle or an end, but he's an excellent prospect regardless.
I think the former five-star ends up back in the class when all is said and done. Ohio State is no longer a realistic option as things stand right now, Nebraska is in turmoil, and any other options that have surfaced recently don't really seem to be legitimate options. Therefore, I believe he ends up back in State College.
This one is a bit more up in the air now after what seems to have been a great visit to Ohio State, but I think Penn State pushes hard here in the home stretch and lands the offensive tackle. If given the choice, I think they would prefer to take all three of Smith, Parsons, and Oweh, but with Oweh seeming likely to sign elsewhere, they have space to take the ultra-athletic Walker and continue to build quality offensive line depth.