For the Future (11.07.17): Friday Sets Top-5, Enis to Officially Visit, Commits Dominate Competition

By Nick Polak on November 7, 2017 at 8:01 am
Tyler Friday at The Opening regional camp in New Jersey.

Gotta Get Down on Friday

Tyler Friday (Don Bosco Prep, NJ) has been on Penn State's radar for a while, though he had seemed to lose interest in the Nittany Lions after an extended period of relative silence. To be fair, though, he wasn't really talking about any schools for a while.

Now, the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the 2018 class has broken his silence with the announcement of his top-five schools - Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA, and Miami.

Michigan has been the perceived leader for Friday for a while (his Crystal Ball reads 67% for the Wolverines), but what's curious is that it seemed that his hometown Scarlet Knights really were in the running here (33% on the Crystal Ball).

Rutgers' exclusion from this list could open a door for a team like Penn State to swoop in if they feel they have the space to do so.

Roar Lions Roar caught up with Friday a while back at the New Jersey regional camp for The Opening. (Video)

Enis planning a return

Per Sean Fitz of Lions247, four-star receiver Solomon Enis (North Canyon, AZ) will take his official visit to Penn State when the Lions take on the Huskers in the final home game of the season.

It's still unclear whether or not there is space for Enis in the class (they already hold commitments from Justin Shorter and Daniel George, as well as Shaquon Anderson-Butts who could end up at receiver), but it appears that the staff is making sure that if they do end up having a spot for him, Enis remains an option.

Enis is ranked as the No. 46 receiver in the country and the No. 245 overall player.

Class of 2018 balling out

Tyer Donohue at Land of 10 did a nice job compiling some of the key performances from Penn State's commits and targets this past weekend, and there were some huge numbers to take in. Here's a quick rundown.

  • TE Zack Kuntz- 8 catches, 303 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns
  • DE/RB Micah Parsons- 109 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
  • RB Ricky Slade- 123 rushing yards, 43 receiving yards 3 touchdowns
  • LB/RB Nick Tarburton-  123 rushing yards, 1 touchdown, 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble

In addition, Penn State's class of 2018 quarterback, Will Levis, has been on fire recently.

Free trip to Hawaii!

It seems that the Polynesian Bowl in Hawaii has more and more participants of higher and higher quality each year. This year is no exception.

Slade will join fellow commits Isheem Young in Hawaii, as well as targets Micah Parsons, Solomon Enis, and Eyabi Anoma. Former targets Justin Fields and Kwantel Raines will be in attendance, as well.

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