After a very strong recruiting class in 2016, Patrick Chambers and Penn State are working to bring in quality depth for the future. They got off to a solid start on Sunday with the decision of Myles Dread, a class of 2018 prospect.
Playing for one of the premier high schools in the country, Gonzaga College Prep, Dread has been on the radar for a while. Chambers and his staff have tracked Dread closely over the past two years. Dread is a solidly built 6-foot-4 prospect with good athleticism and the ability to make open shots.
When asked what it was that led to the pledge, Dread said, "It was the perfect combination of academics and basketball. I want to study business and they have a great business program and it is big time basketball."
He continued, "The campus is great and I have a great relationship with Coach Chambers. He says I am a big guard who can play multiple positions, also I just saw a family oriented community."
The early work that Penn State put in combined with location proved to be what led Dread to feeling extremely comfortable with the campus.
"The campus is huge," said Dread. "It is very diverse and open which I like. It isn’t in the city, but the history and all of the people it definitely reminded me of home. Also it isn’t far from home, only about three hours so that was good."
He continued, "The Bryce Jordan Center is amazing. Anything you can think of in a basketball facility, they have."
Dread is the first commitment for Penn State in the class of 2018.