For the Future (2.12.19): A Possible Visit from a Top Target, Cross Still Thinking, and Some New Offers

By Michael Stanley on February 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
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With the Class of 2019 wrapped up, National Signing Day behind us, Junior Day having just past, and 2020 official visits not slated to begin until the spring, it is an extremely quiet time of year. Or is it?

The saga continues

2019 safety and Florida State commit, Nick Cross, has yet to reach a final decision. It's not common for recruitments to go past the final National Signing Day, and there genuinely isn't any end in sight. It sounds like Cross himself wants Florida State, dad wants Penn State, so maybe he'll end up at Maryland? Yes, this one is tough to keep track of.

Big-time visit

One of Penn State's biggest targets along the offensive line in the 2020 class, offensive tackle Aaryn Parks, could be making his way back up to campus this weekend. He sent out a tweet on Monday stating his intentions, though the tweet was later deleted. That's something to keep an eye on because if that trip does come to fruition, there could be fireworks. Parks tweeted out before this most previous Junior Day that a commitment would be coming soon. Coincidentally, that tweet was also deleted. It's tough to figure out why, but regardless, he has never been shy about his affinity for Penn State and the staff. He's attended the campus countless times and more so than any other schools. There's a lot of puzzle pieces to put together, but the final picture could show a commitment coming.

New offers

Headlining the All-Name team, and quite the possibly the MVP, 2020 offensive guard Golden Achumba has received a Penn State offer. What's an Achumba, you might ask? I don't know either, but anything golden has got to be great!

Next man up is 2021 defensive tackle Elliot Donald. He is the nephew of Aaron Donald. Yes, that Aaron Donald. Maybe Penn State can build a pipeline to that family bloodline.

Fast-rising 2021 prospect and future top-notch defensive end Najee Story landed a Penn State offer. Can Franklin head into Ohio and steal one?

Penn State has reached out to a former teammate of 2019 signee John Dunmore- 2020 cornerback Deidrick Stanley. And I know what you're thinking... Yes, he is a long-lost cousin of mine.

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