While Penn State had the distinction of being his father's alma mater, the Nittany Lions lost out on four-star wide receiver prospect Solomon Enis (Phoenix, AZ/North Canyon HS) to Utah in a back-and-forth recruiting battle which ended on National Signing Day. The son of former Lions running back Curtis Enis, Solomon chose the Utes over Penn State, Arizona State, and USC in a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.
Enis had been tight with the Penn State staff throughout most of his recruitment, most notably former wide receivers coach Josh Gattis. Gattis' departure to Alabama might have had an impact on Enis' decision to turn down the Nittany Lions. Another factor which likely played a role was the proximity to home as it was known that his mother was not a fan of her son going all the way to the east coast to play his college ball. Finally, while talented, Penn State's current plethora of talent at wide receiver may have been seen as an obstacle to playing time in Enis' eyes.
Penn State still holds signatures from wideouts Justin Shorter, Jahan Dotson, and Daniel George in 2018, so while losing out on a legacy recruit is disappointing, it should not have an impact on the talent being brought in at the position this year.
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