Four Star Set for June PSU Visit

A Scout top-10 defensive end revealed Sunday that he'll check out University Park later this month.

For months, three Big Ten programs have sat near the top of Jashon Cornell's lengthy list of suitors.

Sunday, however, a fourth entered the mix.

Cornell, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound four-star defensive end from Saint Paul, Minn., won defensive line honors and an invite to The Opening during a Nike Football Training Camp in Columbus.

He also revealed his summer visit schedule, which will include a stop at Penn State. Cornell has set a commitment date of Aug. 28, and had previously mentioned serious interest in Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

"In two weekends I'll be at Michigan State and Michigan when I'm there for the Sound Mind, Sound Body Camp. And then on the 21st I'm going to Penn State," Cornell told's Allen Trieu.

The Lions are firmly in the mix to land the athletic end. Penn State already has verbal commitments along the defensive line from Malvern, Pa., Great Valley end Ryan Buchholz, Potomac, Md., Bullis School end Jonathan Holland and Gaithersburgh, Md., Quince Orchard tackle Adam McLean.

"I think it's Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and UCLA all in the mix right now," Cornell told Trieu.

June 21 is already shaping up to be a busy day for the Lions, who will hold their first summer gathering of recruits under James Franklin (former head coach Bill O'Brien held one last year, as well) a day after one summer camp and a day before another.

Numerous commitments are expected to be in attendance for what is being billed as a cookout by recruits, and sophomore four-star tackle Michal Menet is a probable attendee, as well.

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