With non-early National Signing Day for the 2021 recruiting class mere weeks away, the 2022 class is coming more and more into focus for Penn State and for the rest of the country. The Lions already have an impressive committed class of 2022 recruits (No. 2-ranked class in the country), but are far from done in the cycle.
It seems that each passing day lately brings another list of top schools from a high-profile player in the class that includes Penn State. Let's take a look at some of the names who have recently named the Lions among their favorites.
4* Running Back Terrance Gibbs
BREAKING: 4 RB Terrance Gibbs is down to 12 Schools!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) January 13, 2021
The 60 190 RB from Winter Park, FL is Ranked as a Top 175 Player in the Class of 2022 (#2 RB in Florida)
Where Should He Go? pic.twitter.com/dPlwFMsHmV
Thanks to the recruiting prowess of position coach Ja'Juan Seider and the recent success of Penn State running backs in the NFL, the Lions have the luxury of being choosy at the running back position. Gibbs is a name we haven't heard from as much when compared to Pennsylvania blue-chipper Nicholas Singleton and Virginia blue-chipper Tevin White, but he's a very talented back in his own right.
3* Cornerback Avery Powell
Top 15 (Recruitment still open) pic.twitter.com/h03GB0VUnB— (@Averypow_29) January 17, 2021
Powell hails from New Jersey powerhouse St. Peter's Prep. The Lions are constantly stacking talent in the cornerback, and Powell fits the bill. Standing at 5'10, he could potentially be someone they look at to play in the slot.
4* Defensive End Dante Anderson
It Was All A Dream Top 15 ! pic.twitter.com/HBmvv50vsb— Dante Anderson ¹ (@Dante11Anderson) January 18, 2021
Anderson is one of the top defensive ends in his class, ranking as the No. 8 weakside end among the 2022 class. This is surely another place that Seider's Florida connections have paid off, though Anderson will need to make it up to campus before becoming a real option.
4* OFfensive Guard Demon Moore
Top 8.@SWiltfong247 @TomLoy247 @CMAnderson247 @Bryan_Ault @GlennMariniWANE @SniderFB @SeanW_Rivals @Rivals_Singer @RivalsDave @rivalskeenan @DemetricDWarren @AllenTrieu #weare#gigem #ScoDucks #GBR #LEO#Buckeyes #asu#mizzou pic.twitter.com/fm2viZy5is— DJ (@demonmoore1) January 21, 2021
Moore, the Indiana native, included Penn State in his top schools on Thursday. The Lions have grabbed multiple true guards in recent classes with Nick Dawkins and Nate Bruce, but depth in the interior is something that the Lions will need going forward. Moore would be a nice addition.
Unreal! After a great conversation with @CoachTrautFB Im excited, humbled and blessed to announce that I have received an offer from Penn State University!! Thank you to @PennStateFball for this incredible opportunity!! @CCNextLevelFB @sheridanswag @CWildSports pic.twitter.com/TtXh8uxsUi— George Fitzpatrick (@georgefitz88) January 13, 2021
I am very blessed to say I have received an offer to Penn State University @CoachTrautFB @WendyLaurent55 @CoachHarbert @CoachEpsteinL @DNichols76 @coachjgipson @FHSRACCOONFB pic.twitter.com/Ovx4KZoeGS— Cole Hutson #70 (@colehutson22) January 12, 2021
Extremely blessed and honored to receive an offer from Penn State University #LLA #LLG @ApopkaFootball @CertifiedDawgAG @CoachAJBrooks @VBentley_2 @CoachTerryPSU @coachjfranklin @PennStateFball @ChadSimmons_ @Rivals @247Sports pic.twitter.com/EwWmkk4sQC— Nikai Martinez (@MartinezNikai) January 21, 2021
Finally, a Tweet That Might Mean Something Or Nothing
Ken Talley is already shaping up to be a very fun dude. And if he's to be believed, a leader for the soon-to-be No. 1 class in the country.
Nittany nation we going be #1 class by next month...— KEN TALLEY (@KenTalley22) January 15, 2021