Rivals' Top 100 and 247sports top 247 for 2023
As the 2022 Class begins looking toward official visits and making commitments, the 2023 Class is starting to come into the limelight. Rivals and 247Sports each released their first set of rankings for the rising-juniors on Tuesday, and Pennsylvania athletes are well-represented. Seven players from the Keystone state cracked the initial lists.
|Rahmir Stewart - S||No. 84||No. 21|
|Rodney Gallagher - WR||No. 59||No. 33|
|Ta'Mere Robinson - LB||No. 76||No. 64|
|Semaj Bridgeman - LB||No. 77||No. 141|
|Josiah Trotter - LB||No. 80||Unranked|
|Marquese Williams - RB||Unranked||No. 169|
|Shawn Battle - CB||Unranked||No. 204|
Covil's Top 11
One of Penn State's top safety targets, Sherrod Covil Jr., released his top-11 schools over the weekend with the Nittany Lions making the cut. The other 10 schools are Virginia, USC, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oregon. While Penn State has ways to go here, the hiring of new safety coach Anthony Poindexter can only help as he has great ties to Virginia.
Penn State has gone over a year now without hosting a recruit on campus for an in-person visit. On-campus visits are the bread and butter of James Franklin's sales pitch to recruits and he's not going to risk another shutdown of any kind. The staff is pushing hard for all of their top targets to get on campus the second visits are allowed again, which appears to likely be in June at this point.
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