Recruiting entered the extended summer dead period earlier this week. While that means no in-person contact with coaches, rest assured that staffs are keeping in touch with their recruiting targets through texts, direct messages, and possibly carrier pigeons.
The dead period was extended to nearly a month this year as part of the recruiting calendar reforms that brought us the December Signing Day and early official visits.
feelin' the bresee
The nation's top recruit for 2020 and top Penn State target Bryan Bresee (Damascus, Md.) released his top 15 on Thursday. The Nits made the cut along with 13 other blue-chip programs and are hoping to be among the final choices for the Maryland five-star.
Top 15 pic.twitter.com/w0KIiMp6Ue— Bryan Bresee (@bryan_bresee) June 28, 2018
williams' top 10
Not to be outdone, one of the Lions' top 2020 defensive tackle targets also released his preferred schools on Thursday. Tre Williams (Washington, D.C.) is the nation's No. 10 DT, and plays for powerhouse St. John's College High School in the prestigious Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Expect Penn State to be in this one until the end as well.
Top 10 pic.twitter.com/m2GkPHB3nD— TGroovy (@_TreWilliams) June 28, 2018
starting on 2021
As ridiculous as it may seem, the reality of recruiting in college football is that top prospects get offered before their sophomore years of high school. The latest young one to pull down an offer from James Franklin is defensive tackle George Rooks (Jersey City, NJ). Rooks plays for powerhouse St. Peter's Prep, and currently lists other offers from Michigan, Auburn, and Rutgers.
A large handful of Penn State commits and targets are heading to The Opening in July in Frisco, Texas. The Nike elite-skills camp is the premier high school football event every summer.
- Team Elite features commits RB Devyn Ford, DE Hakeem Beamon, LB Brandon Smith, and OL Caedan Wallace; and target WR John Dunmore.
- Team Dynamite has targets LB Lance Dixon, DE Zach Harrison, S Nick Cross, ATH Chris Tyree (2020), and DE Bryan Bresee (2020).
king for a day
Earlier this week, David (King) Ojabo put out his top 5, which included Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame. Today, the PSU graphics team stepped up it's game and hit Ojabo with a crazy edit on Twitter.
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