For the Future (9.3.19): New Offensive Line Commit and Big Official Visit Planned

By Michael Stanley on September 3, 2019 at 9:31 am
Tight End Theo Johnson

New Commit

Beating up on Idaho to the tune of 79 points must have impressed Devin Willock as he pledged his services over the weekend.

The behemoth from Paramus, New Jersey is an interesting prospect given the trend toward leaner offensive linemen with the intention of molding them instead of transforming all of that bad weight. He's an absolute unit but his strength and conditioning when he gets to campus will be key in his development. But at 6'7, there is plenty to work with. 

Big official visit

Offensive skill-position recruiting has been extremely kind to Penn State over the last few years and this year has been no different. Arguably the top overall target left on the board, tight end Theo Johnson, has announced his visit plans. He will take an official visit to Penn State for the White Out weekend from October 18th through the 20th.

A top 100-overall talent, Johnson brings elite size and athleticism to the position. While he may be more of a receiver at this stage than a true tight end, he will prove to be a nightmare matchup at the college level wherever he decides to play football. The atmosphere of the White Out should provide a tremendous opportunity to continue the trend of top Canadian talent ending up in State College.

'22 visitor

One of the better players in Pennsylvania for 2022, linebacker/defensive end Ken Talley was in attendance on Saturday. The defense's performance surely left an impression on the young 'backer from Philadelphia. 

With Talley being a part of the Class of 2022, it's near impossible to get any kind of idea how this recruitment will play out but being a good player in Penn State's backyard means James Franklin will be watching Talley closely for the foreseeable future.