Penn State is picking up a big-time player with big-time potential in a big boy body with its first commitment for the class of 2020 with offensive tackle prospect Grant Toutant.
Though he's been in contact with Penn State for some time, he only received his official offer this past October ahead of an official visit for the Iowa game at the end of the month. Now, he's set to join the team that he watched take down the Hawkeyes in person. Matt Limegrover and Tyler Bowen were his primary recruiters.
The Toutant File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6'6/280 lbs.
- Pos: OT
- School: De La Salle Collegiate (Warren, MI)
- Composite Rating: ★★★ (.8800)
- Composite Rank: No. 375 overall, No. 41 OT
Though it's still early for the offensive tackle and other offers are sure to flow in, he already has a decent offer sheet. Aside from Penn State, the Michigan-native holds offers from Duke, Indiana, Indiana State, Pittsburgh, Toledo, and Wisconsin. All six predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball had him pegged for Happy Valley.
One thing to keep in mind is that Toutant does have an obvious connection to one of the two in-state Big Ten schools that has yet to offer- his father attended Michigan State. Michigan has also yet to offer, but both of those schools are typically afforded the ability to wait to offer in-state targets given that they are so often able to flip such players from other commitments with those late offers. It certainly bears worth watching how the Spartans and Wolverines play things with one of the top players in their state.
This season, he's taken visits to both Penn State and Michigan State. He'll surely take more visits to Happy Valley over the next year or so, but don't be surprised to see him pop up again in East Lansing, or maybe even Ann Arbor.
Toutant is the first commit in Penn State's 2020 recruiting class and moves the class to No. 7 in the Big Ten.
Im excited to announce that I am 100% committed to Penn State #WeAre #PSUnrivaled #107kStrong @coachjfranklin @CoachLimegrover @TylerBowen @mark_dup @RickyRahne @CoachTimBanks pic.twitter.com/RuA2abwGm2
— Grant Toutant (@toutant_grant) November 24, 2018