Penn State hosted their recruiting weekend of the season on Saturday night, and it is already paying dividends. Four-star West Virginia tight end Brenton Strange has verbally committed to the Nittany Lions.
Strange, one of the fastest rising prospects in the nation, really came onto the radar this summer. The Nittany Lions did not extend their offer to the blue chip prospect until late-July, when he camped in Happy Valley for the staff. That trip marked his first time visiting Penn State.
The Strange File
- Class: 2019
- Size: 6'5/210
- Pos: TE
- School: Parkersburg (Parkersburg, WV)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.8926)
- Composite Rank: No. 354 nationally, No. 16 TE
Ohio State was long viewed as the top challenger. Ironically enough, the Buckeyes also offered this summer during a camp visit to Columbus. Strange also held scholarship offers from Ole Miss, Purdue, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Maryland, among others.
Strange's White Out visit was just his second to State College after his summer trip where he earned his offer. His only other summer visits came to Columbus and South Bend.
Penn State's 2019 recruiting class now sits at 17 members, with 15 ranking as four or five-star prospects. That is good enough for No. 12 nationally, and third in the Big Ten. They sit just behind Ohio State (No. 11), and Michigan (No. 9). The Buckeyes have just 15 commits, while the Wolverines class already has 23 prospects in the fold.