Over the weekend, Penn State hosted a number of key recruits and hopefully got some much-needed momentum back in their favor.
For starters, they had three-star Michigan wide receiver Christian Fitzpatrick on campus and offered the fast-rising prospect. At 6-4, 200 pounds Fitzpatrick could be a great big-bodied, jump-ball receiver for Penn State.
After an incredible visit yesterday to Happy Valley, I am ecstatic to say that Ive received a scholarship offer from PENN STATE UNIVERSITY #WeAre @mark_dup @GeradParker1 @coachjfranklin @CoachTimBanks pic.twitter.com/dp7yBd8qFy— Christian Fitzpatrick (@Cfitz_1) May 19, 2019
Along with Fitzpatrick, Penn State also hosted and offered four-star New Jersey athlete RJ Moten. Evidence by tweets from offensive line commit Nick Dawkins, it appears Penn State is recruiting Moten as a running back.
Speaking of Dawkins and offensive line commits, both he and fellow offensive tackle commit Grant Toutant were on campus, surely helping recruit other prospects whose futures are still undecided.
Penn State also managed to a land a visit from four-star Michigan safety Makari Paige. With the Nittany Lions sitting in great shape with fellow four-star safety, Enzo Jennings, landing Paige would give them one of the best safety duos in the country.
Official visits planned
Official visit season is almost back. Penn State already has a few studs scheduled for summer officials and will do their best to close these recruitments during their respective visits.
On June 6th, Penn State will host arguably one of their top wide receiver target left on the board in Keandre Lambert. The four-star out of Norfolk, VA is also being pursued by Clemson and Virginia Tech the heaviest and with how Clemson is recruiting at the moment, Penn State should hope Clemson doesn't want or have room for Lambert.
On June 22nd, two Florida cornerbacks will make their way to campus in three-star Daryl Porter and four-star Henry Gray. It's unlikely to land Porter right off the bat, but this could be an opportunity to build a great relationship and try to hold him in their back pocket if other options fall through. As for Gray, concerns over his speed have greatly hurt his rankings but he's still one of the most natural and technically efficient cornerbacks in the country and is surely one of the staff's top targets.
Recruiting season is finally picking back up, we're almost under 100 days until the start of the season, and I'm one old football highlight away from leaving a me-shaped hole in the wall at a local watering hole.