Has PSU Commit Rush Set Wheels in Motion?

We reached out to a few prospects to see if they have adjusted their commitment timelines after the Lions landed three prospects.

With Penn State landing three commitments since last weekend to boost its Class of 2016 to 13 members, things are about to get tight in the class. Even if the Nittany Lions find a way to land a full complement of 25 signees, they are now on the back end of the process.

So we reached out to a few key targets to see if they have adjusted their commitment timelines:

Pittsburgh Central Catholic defensive tackle Rashad Wheeler is thinking of moving his decision to a date sooner than he initially thought.

“I was planning on making my decision in August,” Wheeler said. “(Now) I'm now thinking of moving my decision sooner than August. Haven't decided a date, but if I move up my decision date it will be in late July.”

Wheeler will be at the Lasch Bash, an on-campus party for commits and top PSU targets, July 18.

Ellison Jordan, a defensive tackle from Gilman School in Baltimore, was very brief in his comments. He hinted that both Maryland and Penn State were showing him lots of love, but wouldn't tell us if either school was his favorite.

“Both fan bases are great and both are showing me mad love,” he said.

Ellison didn't seem to be in a hurry on making his decision. He'll be at Lasch Bash, as well.

Aaron Hansford, a linebacker from St. John's College High near Washington, D.C., visited PSU last weekend. He said he is considering trimming his list sometime in July.

Asked if PSU would make the cut, he texted, “Ha ha … maybe … lol.”

Hansford is not shy about his interest in Penn State and has told FOS that the Nittany Lions are among his favorites. The three-star LB will be visiting for Lasch Bash, too.


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