For the Future (04.09.19): Weekend Visitors Recap, Opening Invites, and More!

By Matthew Filipovits on April 9, 2019 at 8:04 am
Penn State target Fadil Diggs

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Visitors show some love

Even though next weekend is viewedt as one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the year, and the biggest of the spring, this past weekend provided a great opportunity to impress some high-level talent. 

Four-star defensive end Fadil Diggs returned to campus over the weekend.

The New Jersey native is one of the top players in Penn State's footprint, checking in as the No. 7 weak-side defensive end nationally and fourth-ranked player in the Garden State.

Three-star receiver Izayah Cummings made his way to Happy Valley. Cummings is the No. 5 player in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with his hometown Cardinals looking like the favorite to earn his services.

Also on campus was fellow 2020 wide receiver, Ian Stewart. At 6'3/200, the Michigan native has future red zone nightmare written all over.

2021 tight end Cane Berrong brought the whole family up from Georgia for his visit. Berrong does not yet have a composite but has an offer sheet as impressive as they come, with names like Alabama, Notre Dame, and Georgia.

Offensive linemen Landon Tengwall made the drive up from Maryland. Tengwall seems like a prime candidate to be a five-star prospect by the time it's all said and done. The 2021 prospect is already 6'6/300 and will only get bigger with two more years of high school remaining. 

Yelverton's top five

Three-star tight end Elijah Yelverton has named Penn State one of his top five schools. Oddly enough, no Texas schools made the cut for the Dallas native, as the Nittany Lions will have to compete with Arkansas, Iowa, LSU, and Ole Miss to earn his services.

Tight end is a big priority for the 2020 class, as the Nittany Lions are projected to just have three scholarship players at the position next season with the impending graduation of Nick Bowers and Jon Holland.

Lions make Britt's top six

Four-star receiver Marc Britt has the Nittany Lions in his top six schools. Penn State is joined by LSU, Alabama, Pitt, Florida, and his hometown Miami Hurricanes.

The No. 9 athlete in the 2020 class, Britt will play receiver at the next level, and landing him would mean Penn State would have pulled a top pass catcher out of Florida for the second straight year.

 

Fleming gets opening invite

In perhaps the least shocking story in today's update, five-star Pennsylvania wide receiver Julian Fleming earned his invite to The Opening over the weekend at the New Jersey regional. 

Fleming is the No. 5 player in the country, top receiver, and No. 1 player in Pennsylvania in the class of 2020. Suffice to say he's the staff's top offensive priority in the upcoming class.

Offers

Ohio offensive lineman Terah Edwards picked up an offer on his visit to Happy Valley this weekend. At 6'4/310, the three-star prospect has the size to play tackle in the future but projects as a guard at the next level. 

Defensive tackle Bryce Austin (Southfield, MI) snagged a Penn State offer over the weekend, making the Nittany Lions the biggest name school on his offer sheet. The 2020 prospect does not have a composite rating but 247 has him as the No. 34 defensive tackle in his class.

The Nittany Lions headed back to Florida to offer 2021 tight end Nick Elksnis. The Jacksonville native is not rated by 247 at this time but is on the radar of some big-time programs. He has paid visits to Miami, Georgia, and most recently, Clemson.

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