Official Visitors Preview: June 18-20

By Michael Stanley on June 17, 2021 at 1:23 pm
Four-star running back Omarion Hampton

Penn State has gotten through half of their planned official visit weekends for June and it's clear the staff is back to doing what they do best. This is the final weekend that focuses on uncommitted recruits, where the final weekend of June will be the main weekend for the current 2022 commits to come together. Let's take a look at who will be on campus come June 18.

This is one of the bigger official visits Penn State will host this month. Although Shelton has been committed since last September, his move to IMG has opened the door for other programs to continue recruiting him so this visit will need to be near perfect to further secure that commitment.

Nicholas Singleton is priority No. 1 for the staff, but Omarion Hampton is a guy the coaches have had their eyes on for quite some time. On talent alone, Hampton is right up there with Singleton. Pairing these two together would be an absolute dream scenario and arguably the best duo in the country for 2022.

Cristian Driver's dad, Donald Driver, has a long-standing relationship with James Franklin dating back their days together with the Green Bay Packers. Penn State likely is in good position for the immensely talented safety from the Lone Star state, although it's possible the younger Driver could also see himself at receiver.

Fearbry is currenlty being predicted to head to the hometown Panthers, as Pitt has done a tremendous job over the years recruiting the city. Penn State has a huge need for EDGE defenders and Fearbry brings an elite frame and length to the position.

Givens' recruitment has been on a bit of a rollercoaster over the past few months, between ranking changes and his options of schools. Penn State continues to push for Givens, though, and this one appears to be coming down to the Lions and Virginia Tech.

Saka is a bit of a hybrid between linebacker and defensive end, but regardless of what position the staff sees him at, he is supremely athletic and could likely excel at either position.

Florida recruiting is back in full swing for Penn State. Ja'Juan Seider will be pushing hard here given his Florida ties.

In a similar mold as Saka, Wylie is a bit of a tweener with great burst and athleticism. The staff needs to recruit Philly better, and Wylie would be a great piece to the puzzle.

Roye has been tearing up the camp circuit of late and is proving to be vastly underrated. He's become a priority for the staff and this visit could go a long way in securing Penn State at the top of his recruitment.

The dominoes could begin tumbling in the defensive backfield. If Allen loves his time at Penn State and has the green light from the staff, given how many defensive backs the Lions sit in a good spot for, there could be a race to get into the class.

Johnson will likely workout for the staff to, in a way, reconfirm his offer. Penn State can be picky with their remaining receiver spots for the class given the current targets still available and having Anthony Ivey, Kaden Saunders, and Mehki Flowers already committed.

* - committed