For the Future [6.04.19]: A Couple New Additions, a Big Visitor, and a Couple Top Lists!

By Michael Stanley on June 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm
Olu Fashanu

Two new additions

Penn State added some talent to their future rosters over the weekend.

First, they landed a commitment from transfer target, Virginia Tech kicker Jordan Stout. He was primarily a kickoff specialist for the Hokies, but did attempt four field goals in 2018 for VT. Given the inconsistencies at kickoff kicking, it's likely the staff will look to Stout to compete for that spot off the top, but he will certainly get a look elsewhere.

In addition, Penn State also added a commitment from 2020 four-star offensive tackle Olu Fashanu after a weekend visit.

With Fashanu's commitment, that makes it three four-star offensive tackles in Penn State's 2020 class. That's quite the haul. Championships are built in the trenches and Penn State is building a championship-caliber group of blockers and protectors.

Martinez visits

Three-star athlete Cameron Martinez visited Penn State over the weekend. 

The electric playmaker won Michigan Player of the Year honors as a junior. Martinez is being recruited at several different positions, including running back, wide receiver, and defensive back. No matter where Penn State sees him, if they land a commitment from him, they'll be landing a true playmaker.

Top lists

The Nittany Lions made the cut for a couple big-time targets.

Five-star athlete Arik Gilbert included the Lions in his top-10 along with Clemson, USC, Auburn, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, LSU, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. One of the most coveted recruits in the entire country regardless of position, Gilbert made a trip to Penn State last fall for the Ohio State game. It's good to see him keeping Penn State in the mix.

Along with Gilbert, four-star safety Makari Paige included Penn State in his top-7 along with Michigan, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Michigan State, Purdue, and Ohio State. This is shaping up to be quite the B1G battle. Paige was a high school teammate of currently Nittany Lion freshman linebacker Lance Dixon.