Four-Star Running Back Keyvone Lee Signs Letter of Intent with Penn State

By Nick Polak on December 18, 2019 at 11:04 am
Keyvone Lee signs his letter of intent with Penn State.

Welcome to National Signing Day for the 2020 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's running back room is already one of the best in the country, but Keyvone Lee gives the Nittany Lions another bigger back to further diversify the position. A long-time Florida Gator commit, the Ja'Juan Seider-Florida connection continues to be big for James Franklin and Penn State.

Keyvone Lee
Position: Running back
Height/Weight: 6'0/210 lbs.
High School: American Collegiate Academy (Clearwater, FL)
247Composite Rank: ★★★★(0.9060)
Positional Rank: No. 272 Overall, No. 20 Running back, No. 46 in Florida
Commitment Date: August 26, 2019

RLR's Take

Lee brings a unique skill set to the Penn State running back room. He doesn't quite run the way you'd expect someone his size to run. While he's capable of lowering his head and dropping a boom on a defender, he's incredibly adept at bouncing it outside at the right moment. He also possesses a devastating jump cut. He'll be a tremendous short-yardage back as he's capable of wiggling his way out of trouble for some extra yardage.

Moving Forward

Regardless of Lee's talent, there won't be a need for his services right out of the gate. Journey Brown, Noah Cain, Ricky Slade, and Devyn Ford already form an outstanding group of backs, not to mention fellow freshman Caziah Holmes. Penn State doesn't like to redshirt running backs, but it's tough to see how this all plays out with six elite players on the depth chart.


2020 Running Back Scholarship Chart
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
  Journey Brown* Noah Cain Caziah Holmes
  Ricky Slade Devyn Ford Keyvone Lee

* denotes redshirt season taken

Welcome to Penn State, Keyvone.