With the passing of the midnight hour and the calendar flipping from August to September, college football coaches officially got the green-light to start directly contacting 2022 recruits, meaning that the Nittany Lions got to work chasing after some of their top targets in the class.
There will be plenty more social posts like this to come in the next few days, but here are just a few of the prospects that already shared out some of the shiny new graphics that were sent their way via Penn State.
Jerry Cross, one of the two blue-chip tight end prospects already committed to the Nittany Lions in the 2022 cycle, was one of the first to share out his graphic from the staff. The four-star Wisconsin-native has already become a vocal leader in the class and we should hear and see plenty more from him over the entirety of the 2022 recruiting cycle.
Im loving it pic.twitter.com/cjyRYrQUcD— Trevell Mullen (@tt_mullen) September 1, 2020
Trevell Mullen is a four-star cornerback prospect out of Pompano Beach, Florida. He is the No. 168 player nationally according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and the No. 20 cornerback overall. He currently doesn't have any Crystal Ball predictions.
Penn State showing love pic.twitter.com/NV1V3IbNPi— Wes Williams (@yvngwesss) September 1, 2020
Wesley Williams is a three-star defensive end prospect according to 247Sports. He does not yet have a Composite score, which isn't uncommon for a prospect at this stage who is outside of the top-200 or so. Williams currently plays for Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia. He does not yet have any Crystal Ball predictions.
Enai White is already a familiar name for Penn State fans, as one of the country's top-rated players in his class and a Pennsylvania-native. The Imhotep Institute standout is the nation's No. 2 weak-side defensive end according to the Composite rankings and the No. 25 player overall in the class. White is a priority target for Penn State, and someone the staff will put on the full-court press to add to the class.
Larry Turner-Gooden is another blue-chip recruit, rated as the No. 45 player in the class by the Composite rankings and the No. 6 athlete. The St. Bernard High School (Playa Del Rey, CA) star is one of the most sought after recruits in the country, already holding offers from many elite programs, including Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, and Penn State.
Dayne Shor is a four-star offensive tackle prospect according to the Composite rankings, and the No. 171 ranked player overall in the class. Currently attending IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the 6'6 linemen should have his pick of elite programs.
Jaleel Skinner is the 99th-ranked player in his class and yet another blue-chip recruit being targeted by Penn State. Though listed in the rankings as a tight end, the 6'5, 210 pound Skinner is seen as a wide receiver at the next level and the South Carolina native already has Crystal Ball picks in favor of the home-star Gamecocks, as well as Clemson.