For the Future (07.29.19): Recapping Lasch Bash Weekend

By Matthew Filipovits on July 29, 2019 at 8:00 am
Penn State targets with James Franklin

Penn State's marquee recruiting event of the summer has come and gone and while no commits occurred over the weekend, the Nittany Lions undoubtedly put themselves in a better position to build their next great recruiting classes. Let's dive into everything that happened this weekend.

Sean spencer rides a motorcycle

I can think of no better place to start than the absolute most important thing you can take away from this event. Sean Spencer continues to rule and couldn't have made a better entrance if he tried.

visitors show love

One of the biggest targets on campus this weekend was four-star back Jalen Berger. A top 100 prospect nationally and the No. 2 player in New Jersey, Berger will not announce until early January but it looks like Ohio State will provide some stiff competition to earn his services.

Virginia native Tyleik Williams made the trip up for the annual event. A four-star prospect, Williams picked up his Penn State offer in March, followed by a visit for this year's Blue-White game. The No. 174 overall player in his class and No. 3 prospect in Virginia, Williams will be on the staff's top targets in this next class.

Philadelphia defensive Shafeek Smith made the trip to Happy Valley for this year's event. The Imhotep Academy product is the No. 13 player in the Commonwealth for 2021 and should see his offer list grow as he enters his junior year.

Also out of Imhotep Academy, 2022 defensive end Enai White was on campus for the weekend. The Nittany Lions offered back in the spring, along with teams like Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Georgia Tech.

Reading native Nicholas Singleton brought the whole family to State College this weekend. It's still early in the 2022 prospect's recruitment, but the running back already has two Big Ten offers.

Current commits back in town

The Nittany Lions welcomed a good chunk of their 2020 class to campus and Curtis Jacobs, Fatorma Mulbah, and Nick Dawkins took to Twitter to show off some of the fantastic shots they had taken.

Seriously, kudos to whoever was behind the camera.


2022 Delaware quarterback Braden Davis picked a Penn State offer this weekend. It's been a terrific summer for the 6'4 signal-caller, as he also scored offers from Alabama and Texas A&M over the past few weeks. Davis currently attends the same high school as former Penn State receiver Chris Godwin.

Three-star 2021 defensive end Kechaun Bennet also scored a Nittany Lion offer. The top player in Connecticut, Bennet is building an impressive sheet with Penn State joining the Michigan Wolverines, Tennessee Volunteers, and Syracuse Orange

Three-star offensive tackle Ibrahim Traore scored a Penn State offer after impressing at the Underclass Showcase event that was held the Friday before Lasch Bash. The No. 6 player in New York could be one of the final pieces to the Nittany Lions' 2020 class.

2021 offensive lineman Nate Bruce picked up an offer from his hometown Nittany Lions. The Harrisburg native attends the same high school as current Nittany Lions Micah Parsons and Damion Barber did. Penn State is his biggest offer so far.

The Nittany Lions have also offered defensive back Jaeden Gould. The New Jersey native is expected to be one of the staff's top priorities in the class of 2022, with the rising sophomore already holding offers from Michigan, Florida, Michigan State, and Nebraska.

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