Official visit Weekend
Plenty of committed recruits and a few big uncommitted targets took their official visits this past weekend. Check out some of their highlights in Happy Valley.
— Janton (JD) Shorter Sr. (@jd_shorter44) December 9, 2017
— Will Levis (@will_levis) December 11, 2017
— Nana Asiedu (@BigNana_) December 11, 2017
— Nick Tarburton (@NickTarburton40) December 11, 2017
Slade Gatorade player of the year
— Matthew Hatfield (@hatfieldsports) December 11, 2017
Penn State running back commit Ricky Slade was named the 2017 Gatorade Virginia Player of Year. The C.D. Hylton School product is the No. 1 player in the country of Virginia and No. 21 in the nation.
I am extremely excited to announce that I have committed to Penn State University! Thank you to everyone who has helped get me here especially @desicullen13 @KornblueKicking and @SJCGridiron #WeAre #BreadAndButter #DMVKicksquad pic.twitter.com/tVcRnFq7fE
— Rafael Checa (@rafealcheca) December 13, 2017
Class of 2018 kicker Rafael Checa announced on Twitter Tuesday that he has committed to play football at Penn State. The St. John’s College High School product is a preferred walk-on for the Nittany Lions, and also has punting in his locker. He'll likely be in a battle with incoming scholarship freshman Jake Pinegar for the starting kicking job in August.
Excited to announce that I have committed to Penn State University. Thankful for all the people that have helped me along the way. pic.twitter.com/HuIJEmVl0W
— Kevin Cahill (@k_cahill55) December 12, 2017
Long Snapper Kevin Cahill is also joining the team as a walk-on in the Class of 2018. The Summit, N.J. native stands at 6-foot-1, 212-pounds.
first offer of 2021
Gateway freshman RB-DB Derrick Davis was offered today by Penn State. James Franklin and Terry Smith were at Gateway. That makes 2 big offers for this freshman. Pitt was first to offer.
— Mike White (@mwhiteburgh) December 12, 2017
The Nittany Lions also sent out their first offer in the class of 2021 to safety Derrick Davis from Gateway High. The 6-foot, 175-pound player got the chance to visit Penn State for the Michigan Game, telling Rivals' Adam Friedman about his experience. Davis also holds an offer from Pitt.
Gonzaga High School star Chuck Harris picked up an offer from the Nittany Lions over the weekend. The class of 2020 athlete is a 6-foot-1 160-pound point guard and teammates with 2018 PSU signee Myles Dread. Check out some of his highlights below
— Hoop Major (@HoopMajor) December 6, 2017