For the Future (08.01.17): Official Scholarship Offers Go Out, Dobbs Visits, and More

By Nick Polak on August 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Four-star offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs

OFfers Out

For so many young men across the country, dreams and starting to become realities. With the passing of midnight on Monday night, schools were allowed to officially begin sending out scholarship offers to prospects in the 2018 class.

Many of Penn State's 2018 commits and targets tweeted out images of their official offers in celebration. One of those commits doing so was one of the newest future Nittany Lions, four-star wide receiver Daniel George out of Maryland.

While this is an exciting time, it also serves as a reminder for each prospect of what's at stake. As stated in George's offer above, in order for a scholarship offer to be valid, a prospect must be sure to gain admission at the university, continue to meet all requirements from the conference and the NCAA, as well as maintain a level of personal conduct as deemed acceptable by the school. As life-changing as these offers can be, each prospect has to make sure they have their heads on straight.

Alternatively, these offers allow us a chance to look at what other schools require of their prospects. Iowa, for example, has language in their offer letters to their verbal commitments that states said prospect may not take official or unofficial visits to any other campus.

Dobbs Hits Happy Valley

Four-star offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs (Belleville, MI) was at Penn State this past weekend. The star 2019 prospect took to Twitter to relay his excitement about the visit.

Dobbs checked in with Patrick Loney of 247Sports to talk about how happy he was to have taken the visit. Dobbs is currently ranked as the No. 16 overall player in the country on the 247Sports Composite within the 2019 class, and is the early No. 1 ranked offensive tackle. Dobbs' Crystal Ball picks are currently split 50/50 between Ohio State and Michigan.

Miscellaneous Tweets and News

  • Five-star 2018 defensive end K.J. Henry eliminated Penn State with the announcement of his top-five.
  • Four-star 2018 defensive end Jayson Oweh is feeling the love from Penn State.
  • The dead period is no joke.