Penn State Recruiting: Nittany Lions Make the Cut for Three 2021 Prospects

By Matt de Bear on February 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm
Nov 30, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on during a warmup prior to the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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The ink is finally dry on the 2020 recruiting class thanks to Wednesday's National Signing Day. The Nittany Lions sat out the festivities with all 27 players in the 15th-ranked class having put pen to paper back in December. The remainder of the month is now a dead period, meaning no coaches can have contact with prospects in person. That does not mean, however, that the wheels of the recruiting cycle have come to a stop.

Three more 2021 prospects released their list of top schools on Wednesday with Penn State among those making the cut. Four-star Florida linebacker Terrence Lewis trimmed his list to six, including the Lions, earlier in the day.

Yulkeith Brown

The three-star Miami Central prospect feels like a player to keep an eye on. After the local Florida schools offered scholarships in 2019, both Texas A&M and Alabama joined the race just last month. Penn State has been on the 5-10 athlete since April of 2019, with who other than Ja'Juan Seider leading the charge. He has yet to venture north to Happy Valley, but don't be surprised if he turns up on campus this spring. 

Eli Sutton

The big four-star tackle out of Nashville, TN is a newer target for the Lions, having been offered a scholarship in October of last year. He made his way to State College last weekend for the staff's Junior Day event, and clearly the staff made an impression on that visit to make his top-seven. Penn State is in on a number of highly regarded offensive line prospects in the 2021 class, so this will be one to watch heading into the spring.

Thad franklin

Have we mentioned how much we love Ja'Juan Seider? The Nittany Lion running back coach hit the trifecta this week in his home state with Brown, Lewis, and now the four-star Thad Franklin. Hailing from Chaminade-Madonna Prep, Franklin is just the latest blue chip prospect to consider the Nittany Lions thanks in large part to Seider's efforts in the Sunshine State.