Welcome to early signing period for the 2019 recruiting class here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they sign their letters of intent. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)
Jaquan Brisker, one of the nation's top-ranked Junior College safeties, was an important recruiting win as he brings a college-ready body and experience to a safety room that now has an opening.
|Height/Weight: 6'2/197 lbs.|
|Junior College: Lackawanna C.C. (PA)|
|247Composite Rank: ★★★(0.8805)|
|JUCO Rank: No. 27 Overall, No. 4 Safety, No. 3 in Pennsylvania|
|Commitment Date: May 18, 2018|
Penn State is losing a reliable senior in the defensive backfield in Nick Scott, but they needn't be too worried.
The signing of Jaquan Brisker means a college-ready safety will arrive on campus in June with the rest of the freshmen who don't enroll early. Brisker brings a unique blend of run-support prowess with 54 tackles this season for Lackawanna C.C. and ball-hawking ability with four interceptions on the year, two of which were returned for touchdowns. He is a true playmaker and could end up being a multi-year starter for Penn State.
Brisker will more than likely be given a green light for a few reasons. For starters, he is already physically matured and ready to deal with the rigors of big-time college football. Second, he has already proven he can compete at a relatively high level, as he has separated himself from the talent at the JUCO level. Third, he is coming into a situation where one safety spot is up for grabs.
While he may not win that starting job, make no mistake—Jaquan Brisker will be on the field in some capacity in 2019.
|Ayron Monroe*||Lamont Wade||Jonathan Sutherland*||Tyler Rudolph|
|John Petrishen*||Jaquan Brisker|
* denotes redshirt season taken
Welcome to Penn State, Jaquan.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) December 19, 2018