Penn State is a finalist for three-star offensive lineman Jakai Moore (Nokesville, Va.), who announced his seven suitors Monday on Twitter. The Lions join Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Miami, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech as the group under consideration for Moore.
Top 7 No Order pic.twitter.com/SCR5YIezF8— Jakai Moore (@jdamonsa) June 18, 2018
Moore visited State College three times following his offer on Jan. 18, most recently for the Blue-White Game in April. Since then he's been to South Carolina for an official visit and a camp visit. He also visited Clemson as part of a football camp. According to ESPN's Craig Haubert, Moore will not take any additional official visits until the fall. The early official visit window closes next week.
4-Star OG Jakai Moore (Patriot HS/VA) w/ a rep in 1-on-1's at Baltimore UA camp. Moore already took an OV to the #Gamecocks in April. Said doesn't plan to take any more until fall. @jdamonsa pic.twitter.com/sgjTbVTWwF— Craig Haubert (@CraigHaubert) May 20, 2018
Expect Penn State to get one of those officials, as James Franklin surely views Moore as a priority for the 2019 class. Among Moore's finalists, only the Gamecocks and Hokies beat the Nittany Lions to the punch in offering. Penn State owns eight of nine picks in Moore's 247Sports Crystal Ball.
Moore is the nation's No. 455 overall player and No. 15 offensive guard, per the 247Sports Composite Ranking. The Nittany Lions currently have the 19th-best class in the nation.