Penn State has earned a commitment from Lackawanna College safety Tyrece Mills, adding the first JUCO product to their 2022 class, and continuing to tap into the pipeline with the Falcons.
The Nittany Lions offered Mills back in March and are his only major scholarship offer at this time. That was sure to change with a strong campaign in 2020, but JUCO football was thrown for a bit of a loop over the last year. Due to a shift in the season from fall to spring, and a litany of canceled games, no JUCO players in the 2022 class have a recruiting ranking.
The Lackawanna College Falcons played just two games this spring before their season was canceled. Mills totaled 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one interception in those games
The Mills File
- Class: 2022
- Size: 6'0/205
- Pos: [POS]
- School: Lackawanna CC/Philadelphia, PA
- Composite Rating: N/A
- Composite Rank: N/A
Mills, a Northeast High School graduate, is an intriguing prospect simply because there is not very much tape on him. He was an unranked prospect out of high school with his lone offer coming from Akron. It's clear many think he's a very talented player, as he visited Texas A&M while in high school.
Penn State has had a lot of success recruiting players from Lackawanna, with fellow former Falcons safety Jaquan Brisker heading into his second season as a starter for Penn State. James Franklin clearly trusts the Falcons coaching staff's opinion on players, so Mills' current group of coaches clearly think he can handle the rigors of the Big Ten. The Lions also have some additional background on Mills, as he played high school football with current Penn State commit Ken Talley, and was coached by assistant defensive line coach Deion Barnes at Northeast.
Penn State's 2022 class now sits at 10 members with Mills being the first defensive back to join the group.