Three-Star OL Nicholas Dawkins Commits to Penn State

By Matt de Bear on April 22, 2019 at 4:02 pm
Three-star Parkland (Allentown) OG Nicholas Dawkins commits to Penn State

The Nittany Lions continue to stockpile talent along the offensive line. Parkland High School guard and three-star prospect Nicholas Dawkins has committed to Penn State while on campus for an unofficial visit.

Dawkins first popped up on on the PSU radar back in October of 2018 when he visited for the victory over Iowa. However, it was not until just about one month ago that he was offered a scholarship during an unofficial visit to Happy Valley to take in a spring practice.


  • Class: 2020
  • Size: 6'4/300 LBS.
  • Pos: OG
  • School: Parkland (Allentown, PA)
  • 247Sports Rating: ★★★ 
  • 247Sports Rank: No. 733 overall, No. 40 OG

The Lions' top competition for the big guard came from Big Ten West foe Northwestern. The Wildcats extended an offer just 10 days ago during an unofficial visit to Evanston. Dawkins also claimed offers from Rutgers, West Virginia, Tennessee, Louisville, and Indiana. 

Space is getting tight along the offensive line for Penn State, especially in the interior. Dawkins is the fourth offensive line commit in the class, and third that is slated to play inside, joining R.J. Adams and Golden Israel-Achumba. Grant Toutant expected to play tackle.

Dawkins also brings a bit of family notoriety with him to Happy Valley. He is the son of the late NBA Star, Darryl "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins. 

Penn State's class now sits at nine members, and No. 8 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.