For the Future (03.22.19): Weekend Visitors, New Offers, and More!

By Matthew Filipovits on March 22, 2019 at 10:24 am
Penn State target Jaheim Bell

weekend visitors

For the second straight weekend, the Nittany Lions will be welcoming a slew of recruits to campus. Let's take a look who will be coming to town.

Nicholas Dawkins, son of former 76ers star Darryl Dawkins, will be making the trip over from Allentown, Pa. 247Sports has the younger Chocolate Thunder as a three-star prospect and the No. 7 player in the state.

Three-star linebacker Devin Hightower will be on campus this weekend. The No. 48 outside linebacker in the class of 2020, Hightower is currently a Michigan lean but expect his hometown Buckeyes, as well as the Nittany Lions, to make up some ground.

2021 offensive lineman Ryan Linthicum will also be in Happy Valley this weekend. Linthicum has certainly had to grow up quick, as he has had to go up against the No. 1 player in the class of 2020, Bryan Bresee everyday as high school teammates.

Bell names his top schools

Three-star athlete Jaheim Bell has narrowed his list of potential schools down to 10, with the Nittany Lions making the cut. Listed at 6'3/208, the 2020 prospect seems likely to have a future as a receiver, but he has spent some time at running back in high school. He's currently the No. 34 athlete in his class and the No. 39 player in Georgia.


The Nittany Lions have offered three-star defensive end, Chris Jones out of Pompano Beach, Florida. The No. 35 WDE in the class of 2020, Jones also has offers from conference rivals Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maryland.

Fellow three-star defensive end Antwaun Powell picked up a Penn State offer earlier this week as well. He is the No. 10 player in Virginia in the class of 2020.

The Nittany Lions return to Florida, offering 2021 wide receiver James BlackStrain. Like most 2021 prospects, he does not have a 247 Composite Rating, but he does hold an impressive offer sheet at this point, with names with Florida and Georgia vying for his services.

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