For the Future (4.1.21): Official Visits Continue to Rack Up, Rivals/247 New 2023 Top 100 & Covil's Top Schools

By Michael Stanley on April 1, 2021 at 10:23 am
Four-star safety Cristian Driver

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.

Player rivals 247sports
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.

Official Visitors

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.