Penn State's 2020 recruiting class continues to grow, and this time it's another elite skill position player. Four-star wide receiver KeAndre Lambert has announced his verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions.
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Lambert has long been coveted by the Penn State staff. The Virginia native was first offered back in May of 2018 and has been a consistent target for the Lions, first for David Corley, and now Gerad Parker. His importance to the 2020 class only grew when five-star target Julian Fleming opted to commit to the division rival Buckeyes.
The LAMBerT File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-1/176 lbs.
- Pos: WR
- School: Maury (Norfolk, VA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.9264)
- Composite Rank: No. 182 overall, No. 31 WR
Penn State's primary competition for Lambert was the home state Virginia Tech Hokies, as well as Mack Brown and North Carolina. He also held offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Miami, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and USC, among many others.
Lambert, who attended The Opening Finals in Dallas this summer, has also had a productive high school career. He accounted for 120 receptions from 2017-18, good for over 2,100 yards, and 25 touchdowns. Lambert took his official visit to Happy Valley back in June and made two earlier trips to Penn State. James Franklin paid Maury High School a visit last month as well over the Nittany Lions' bye week.
Penn State now holds 27 commitments in the 2020 recruiting class, which sits at No. 13 with the addition of Lambert. He is the fifth receiver, joining fellow four-star Jaden Dottin, as well as three-star prospects Parker Washington, Malick Meiga, and JUCO transfer Norval Black.