Penn State continues its trend of pulling highly-rated players from the deep south. Four-star cornerback Jordan Miner will be a Nittany Lion.
The 6'1, 177-pound Miner hails from Tampa, Fla., where he's an all-conference performer for Wiregrass Ranch High School. He visited Penn State in early June with his father, John, who told Land of 10's Tyler Donohue how PSU differed from other contenders.
“I’ve been on a few of these trips with Jordan and they’re normally about 4-5 hours max,” John said. “But we were actually on campus for 10 hours, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it was an engaging experience the entire time. They kept things interesting and answered any questions we had. I was very impressed.”
“What made it unique for me is Coach [James] Franklin — how engaged he was throughout the day,” John said. “I was surprised, as a head coach, that Coach Franklin gave an entire presentation on the university, unlike other schools where it might be a grad assistant or a recruiting assistant.”
The miner File
- Class: 2018
- Size: 6'1, 177 lbs.
- Pos: CB
- School: Wiregrass Ranch (Tampa, Fla.)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.8969)
- Composite Rank: No. 29 CB, No. 305 overall
Miner holds offers from high-profile programs including Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, and North Carolina. At 6-foot-1, he's the type of cornerback James Franklin prefers, but hasn't landed with regularity since coming to Happy Valley.
Miner is the recruit No. 14 in Penn State's 2018 class and its second cornerback, along with Texas' Trent Gordon. His commitment moves Penn State back to No. 4 nationally, pulling ahead of Tennessee's 16 member class, and just behind LSU's 21 member class at No. 3.
With the annual Lasch Bash set for next weekend, this could be the start of a busy July for Penn State on the recruiting front.