Three-star 2023 tight end Andrew Rappleyea has flipped his commitment from Michigan to Penn State, giving the Nittany Lions one of their top offensive targets on the board.
Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Rappleyea picked up his Penn State offer while in town this past September and made another visit in March. He committed to Michigan in the middle of January, so getting him to campus a few weeks ago proved to be a pivotal moment in his recruitment.
The Rappleyea File
- Class: 2023
- Size: 6'4/215
- Pos: TE
- School: Milton Academy, MA
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: No. 373 overall (No. 19 TE)
On top of Penn State and Michigan, Rappleyea also held offers from Ohio State, Colorado, Louisville, Michigan State, and most other major programs in the Northeast. He comes from an athletic background, with his brother having been an offensive lineman at Wake Forest.
Rappleyea is commitment No. 8 for Penn State in the 2023 recruiting class, which now sits atop the Big Ten and No. 5 nationally. He's the second tight end to join the class, accompanied by Pennsylvania native Joey Schlaffer.
Penn State has now taken multiple tight ends in a recruiting class three times under James Franklin (2015 - John Holland, Nick Bowers) (2018 - Zack Kuntz, Pat Freiermuth) (2020 - Theo Johnson, Tyler Warren).