For the Future (12.6.17): Alfano Commitment Delayed, More Home Visits, New Rivals Rankings

By Nick Polak on December 6, 2017 at 9:04 am
Antonio Alfano

Alfano Delays Decision

Antonio Alfano is one of the best individual talents in the 2019 class. The borderline five-star defensive tackle prospect would be an excellent addition to Penn State's 2019 class. However, there are some question surrounding why he left Bergen Catholic, one of the top programs in the state of New Jersey, for Rahway High School. Regardless, we're not here to speculate on that.

Alfano had initially announced that he was set to commit on the Lemming Report on Tuesday, December 14, but has now decided that he will delay his commitment.

Alfano's 247Sports Crystal Ball reads in favor of the Nittany Lions, who hold 67 percent of the votes.

More Home Visits

The staff continues to make its way around the country to check in on their committed recruits and remaining targets in the 2018 class, before they hunker down and get to work on bowl game preparations.

WR Justin Shorter

TE Zack Kuntz

S/ATH Charlie Katshir

TE Pat Freiermuth

And yes, Freiermuth's backyard has exactly what you think it has.

Rivals Rankings

As is customary this time of year with high school seasons complete, Rivals released their final set of rankings ahead of the early Signing Day (Dec. 20). Here's where the Penn State commits inside the top-250 landed.

  • No. 47- WR Justin Shorter
  • No. 53- RB Ricky Slade
  • No. 111- TE Zack Kuntz
  • No. 127- OT Nana Asiedu
  • No. 132- TE Pat Freiermuth
  • No. 164- DT PJ Mustipher
  • No. 202- LB Nick Tarburton
  • No. 228- WR Daniel George
  • No. 241- CB Trent Gordon

Multiple remaining targets of the Nittany Lions also appear on the list.

  • No. 5- DE Micah Parsons
  • No. 57- OT Rasheed Walker
  • No. 60- DE Tyreke Smith
  • No. 64- DE Tyler Friday
  • No. 124- DE Jayson Oweh

You can check out the full list here.