For the Future (06.05.18): Dixon to Visit, New Offers, Nittany Lions Make A Handful of Lists

By Matthew Filipovits on June 5, 2018 at 10:20 am
Penn State Recruit Curtis Jacobs

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dixon to officially visit

Perhaps James Franklin's top remaining linebacker prospect for 2019, four-star Lance Dixon (West Bloomfield, Mich.) will take an official visit to Happy Valley this weekend. It's an all B1G race for Dixon, who's other finalists are Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State. He'll officially visit Wisconsin next weekend, while other officials have yet to be scheduled.

Offers, offers, offers

  • 2020 defensive end Rylie Mills (Lake Forest, Ill.) added a Penn State offer to his impressive sheet. Mills' recruitment heated up towards the end of May, snagging offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, and the Nittany Lions in a two week period.
  • Mars, Pennsylvania native Michael Carmody picked up a Nittany Lions offer late last week. 247 Sports currently has the tight end listed as the number two player in Pa for the 2020 class. Carmody is the brother of Notre Dame basketball signee Robby Carmody.
  • After attending Penn State's first camp of the year over the weekend, Maryland's Curtis Jacobs received a Penn State offer. Jacobs has been on campus a lot in the past few months, including twice in April. Already standing at 6'2/220, he's exactly the type of big receiver James Franklin has loved over the past few years.
  • The Nittany Lions have officially entered the race for the top dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 class. Bryce Young (Santa Ana, Calif.) is currently a high four-star prospect but he should jump up to a five-star before his recruitment is all said and done.

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With just one player committed to join Pat Chambers' squad in 2019, the Nittany Lions extended an offer to power forward Wildens Leveque. The top player in Massachusetts, Leveque currently has offers from some of New England's top programs, as well as outsiders like VCU, USF, and Rutgers. 

Lions make more lists

Earlier this week, Penn State made the cut for three top-tier prospects. That momentum continued on Monday as 2020 defensive back Luke Hill had the Nittany Lions in his top-10 schools. The 247 crystal ball has Hill as a hard Clemson lean, with an unofficial visit to Death Valley on the horizon. 

Tuesday morning four-star 2019 DB Trikweze Bridges (Lanett, Ala.) also dropped his top schools. Penn State is in the mix, along with Florida State, LSU, Oregon, and Oklahoma. The Lions offered Bridges in March as part of JuJaun Seider's Southern Grind™.

Ford, Smith heading to Atlanta

Penn State commits Devyn Ford and Brandon Smith will make their way down to Georgia to participate in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge. The event gives top high school prospects the chance to show off their skills and train with some of the biggest names in the sport. This year's challenge will take place June 27-29 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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