For The Future (03.08.18): West Coast Andre White, Football Recruiting Expenditures

By Dan Vecellio on March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am
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"California" Andre white

Harrisburg High LB Andre White is making the most of his time on the west coast. This past weekend, he was named MVP of the linebacking corps at The Opening's San Francisco regional. He is continuing to impress 3,000 miles away from home as evidenced by a big scholarship offer he received on Tuesday. 

He followed up USC's offer with one a little closer to home on Wednesday as West Virginia extended an offer of their own on Wednesday. White currently holds a three-star rating in the 247Sports Composite and listed as the 18th-best prospect in the 2019 Pennsylvania class, 802nd nationally. His profile should continue to rise after his performance this weekend. The Lions currently hold all nine Crystal Ball predictions on his commitment.

mo' money, mo' croots

Putting together a top-5 recruiting class requires a lot of travel and a lot of support for staff and the numbers bear that out. Yesterday, StateCollege.com's Ben Jones reported that the recruiting budget topped $1M in 2017, the first time getting into seven digits since 2014. The basketball program spent over $600K on recruiting while hockey did it in well under $100K. 

making the cut

Penn State has made a couple of top-[insert random number here] lists this week to keep them in contention with a few big-time 2019 prospects.

Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington is a top-100 recruit in the 2019 class with offers from 35 schools. The 6-2, 170-pounder hails from St. Louis, where the Nittany Lions just so happen to be setting up shop this summer

Quinn Carroll, a four-star offensive tackle out of Edina, Minnesota (Graham Woodward shoutout), is another top-100 2019 prospect. He is a Minnesota legacy, but Notre Dame currently leads in the Crystal Ball race.

Seider still workin'

The results of Penn State's hire of Ja"Juan Seider to expand their national recruiting footprint is still yet to be seen, but if the early returns in prospect research are any inclination, returns should get good in the near future. The Lions offered another Sunshine State prospect, this time from the Class of 2021. 

Daniels is a 6-foot, 160-pound athlete who holds offers from Georgia, Texas A&M, Louisville, and Miami. Not a bad early haul for the high school freshman.

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