For the Future (10.9.17): Culpepper is Staying Put, Rasheed Walker Wants Ice Cream, and Parsons Visits Nebraska

By Nick Polak on October 9, 2017 at 10:01 am
Judge Culpepper and James Franklin
Harvey Levine, 247Sports

The Judge Doesn't Mess Around

Three-star defensive tackle commit Judge Culpepper is from Florida. Penn State, in recent history, has not been able to get and hold onto players from Florida that other schools also want. Culpepper has been recruited by the likes of Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and USC. Typically, this is the type of player that the Nittany Lions would lose out on in the end.

But the Judge has no plans of backing off on his Penn State commitment or even entertaining the possibility of heading elsewhere for school, according to an interview with Scout.

Culpepper's versatility makes him one of the most intriguing players in Penn State's 2018 class, so a reaffirmation of his commitment is a good thing.

The Next Tyler Davis

No, I don't mean Penn State is offering a new kicker (they already have one!). What I actually mean is that Penn State literally offered another Tyler Davis.

This Tyler Davis is a defensive tackle out of Florida, who is currently ranked as a four-star prospect within the 2019 recruiting class. He's ranked as the No. 258 overall player in the 247Sports Composite rankings, and is the No. 15 defensive tackle in the country.

Rasheed Walker Is Craving Ice Cream

It's no secret that Rasheed Walker appears to have been pushed to the outside looking in for Penn State for the time being. The three defensive ends (Jayson Oweh, Tyreke Smith, Micah Parsons) seem to be the top priority at the moment, with Walker and others left waiting to see if any spots open up.

Still, if space becomes available, Penn State shouldn't and won't hesitate to try and grab a commitment from Walker. The No. 109-ranked player in the country hasn't been in Happy Valley since July, and has visited both Virginia Tech and Ohio State in that same time span.

Parsons Checks Out Nebraska

The saga of Micah Parsons continued this weekend with an official visit to Nebraska to see the Cornhuskers fall to Wisconsin.

I won't pretend like I know what Parsons is thinking at this point, about what his top school is or when he's going to commit. So let's just leave it at this- Micah Parsons is an excellent football prospect who, at some point, is planning on committing to a school to play football.