Four-Star Safety Cristian Driver Signs Letter of Intent With Penn State

By Joel Neuschwander on December 15, 2021 at 10:54 am
Four-star safety Cristian Driver signed his letter of intent with Penn State.
Mike Roach, 247Sports

Welcome to the early signing period for the 2022 recruiting class here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they sign their letters of intent. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)

Penn State has landed the versatile son of an NFL veteran.

Cristian Driver
Position: Safety
Height/Weight: 5'11/185 lbs.
High School: Liberty Christian (Argyle, TX)
247Composite Rank: ★★★★(0.9154)
Positional Rank: No. 217 Overall, No. 18 Safety, No. 37 in Texas
Commitment Date: July 29, 2021

RLR's Take

Driver was the Nittany Lions' 22nd commitment in the 2022 class, announcing his intentions to join the program in late July over Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and others. The son of former NFL receiver Donald Driver, Cristian excelled on both sides of the ball at Liberty Christian where his head coach was former Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten.

Driver has said he wants to follow in his dad's footsteps as a receiver, though has also stated that he is willing to play wherever he is asked. From a physical standpoint, he has a chance to be very good on offense or defense. As a safety, he can fly to the ball, and at receiver, he's a polished route-runner who can create separation, accelerate, and rack up yards after the catch.

Moving Forward

Many of the schools pursuing Driver envisioned him contributing solely as a safety, but he should get the opportunity to play both ways at Penn State.

Like fellow four-star prospect Mehki Flowers, Driver's versatility could pay major dividends for the Nittany Lions down the road. Penn State loses a couple of big pieces at safety and receiver, but still has guys to fill the void. It's unclear what Driver's role will be when all is said and done, but his skill set will make it hard to keep him off the field early on.


Welcome to Penn State, Cristian.