Penn State didn't have any surprises with the 2020 class on National Signing Day, but they did get great news about a big-time 2021 target. Four-star linebacker Terrence Lewis named the Lions among his top-six schools on Wednesday, along with Texas A&M, Florida, Ole Miss, Nebraska, and Tennessee.
YoungKing...— PAULIE... (@Terrence21Lewis) February 5, 2020
Recruitment still open to all schools pic.twitter.com/dZSngfH4RQ
Lewis, who is rated as the No. 30 overall player and No. 2 outside linebacker in his class by the 247Sports Composite, hails from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida. He has yet to visit Happy Valley, which speaks to how well the staff has done with his recruitment from a distance to this point. Unsurprisingly, Ja'Juan Seider is listed as his primary recruiter per 247Sports.
Even if Lewis does end up elsewhere for his college ball, his inclusion of Penn State in his initial top-six shows how much the Lions' recruiting efforts in the Sunshine state have improved recently, largely thanks to Seider.
Since 2019, James Franklin and his staff have brought five players from Florida to Pennsylvania, including blue-chippers Noah Cain and John Dunmore (2019), Caziah Holmes and Keyvone Lee (2020), and three-star TJ Jones (2019). They also hold a commitment from three-star tight end Nick Elksnis in the 2021 class, who could see a ratings bump as the 2021 class continues to be evaluated