For the Future (07.09.18): Lions Make The Cut for a Handful Of Prospects

By Matthew Filipovits on July 9, 2018 at 9:44 am
5-star DB Dwight McGlothern

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Things have slowed down over the past two weeks as the summer dead period crawls towards the halfway point. However, coaches are able to still keep in touch with recruits, and plenty of prospects continue to make news.

Prospects make their cuts

There may not be a prospect higher on Penn State's board than 2020 five-star wide receiver Julian Fleming. The Pennsylvania native listed the Nittany Lions as one of his top six schools last week.

Three-star offensive tackle Walter Rouse has the Nittany Lions in his top-10. The DC native is the 62nd ranked offensive tackle in the class of 2019. He was on campus last month for Penn State's final camp of the summer.

Speaking of DC, the Nittany Lions were named as one of the four teams 2020 wide receiver Rakim Jarrett will choose from. Jarrett's top-schools tweet is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. He made his second trip of 2018 last month to camp in Happy Valley.

Penn State also made the cut for Dwight McGlothern Jr., a five-star defensive back and the third ranked corner in the 2020 class. The Nittany Lions have had recent success in Texas, but McGlothern would be the biggest pull from the state in James Franklin's tenure. Getting the elite defensive back on campus would be a big first step.

Hey, it's the first top-25 list of the year! Well, not exactly. 2020 running back Zachary Evans released a list of the over two dozen schools he will be choosing from. The Texas native is the fifth-ranked player in the class, the top player in Texas and the top running back. The Nittany Lions will be looking to get Evans north to visit campus.

New offers

Coatesville, Pa. native Aaron Young picked up a Penn State offer last week. The halfback is the No. 14 overall player in Pennsylvania in the 2019 class.

After attending a Penn State camp last month, 2020 offensive tackle Aaryn Parks has claimed a Nittany Lion offer. The four-star prospect is the No. 74 player overall in next year's class.

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