247Sports 2o21 Rankings
The leaders of the recruiting services world, 247Sports, released their long-awaited update to their 2021 class rankings. As they find themselves in the spotlight, high school juniors will continue to try and climb up the rankings through one more summer of offseason camps and one list ride on the field. Let's take a look at where some of Penn State's most coveted targets landed on the list.
As will be the case for the entirety of his open recruitment, Caleb Williams is the most important recruit on Penn State's radar. The five-star gunslinger checked in as the No. 1 quarterback in the nation and the No. 6 overall recruit.
One of the biggest leaps made in the entire rankings was Virginia running back TreVeyon Henderson, who jumped 216 spots to No. 11 overall and the No. 1 running back. Given running backs coach JaJuan Seider's recruiting prowess and the recent success for Penn State's running backs in both college and the NFL, Penn State has a lot to offer to the dynamic playmaker.
One of the highest ceilings in the entire class among offensive linemen, Nolan Rucci is at No. 12 overall and No. 2 offensive tackle. The in-state legacy is a critical recruit for Penn State and at one of the most important positions in the game of football.
While these three are some of the biggest names for fans to know, plenty of Penn State targets found themselves in the Top247.
- Cornerback Tony Grimes (Virginia Beach, VA), No. 17 overall
- Defensive end/outside linebacker Demeioun Robinson (Gaithersburg, MD), No. 20 overall
- Offensive tackle Wyatt Milum (Huntington, WV), No. 24 overall
- Offensive tackle Tristan Leigh (Fairfax, VA), No. 29 overall
- Wide receiver Dont'e Thornton (Baltimore, MD), No. 55 overall
- Offensive guard Rocco Spindler (Clarkston, MI), No. 63 overall
- Safety Derrick Davis Jr. (Monroeville, PA), No. 65 overall
- Offensive tackle Landon Tengwall (Olney, MD), No. 77 overall
- Running back Evan Pryor (Cornelius, NC), No. 97 overall
- Defensive tackle Tywone Malone (Oradell, NJ), No. 118 overall
- Defensive tackle Kelvin Gilliam (Highland Springs, VA), No. 129 overall
- Wide receiver Jalil Farooq (Upper Marlboro, MD), No. 159 overall
- Defensive end Elijah Jeudy (Philadelphia, PA), No. 182 overall
- Safety Jaylen Reed (Detroit, MI), No. 231 overall
- Defensive lineman Elliot Donald (Pittsburgh, PA), No. 237 overall
- 2022 four-star offensive tackle Joe Brunner
- 2021 four-star wide receiver Christian Leary
- 2022 offensive tackle Andre Roye