https://twitter.com/Only1CamSpence/status/766596562545840128Today's edition of Penn State Recruiting News and Notes features updates on several 2017 and 2018 prospects. Penn State is also in play for a 3-star defensive end who is set to make his decision this upcoming week.
4-star OT Carter Warren updates status
3-star DE Olalere Oladipo set to make decision on August 25th
After initially saying that he would make his decision on August 16th, the 3-star defensive end out of Illinois decided to push back the date until August 25th. Oladipo narrowed his "known" list down to Penn State, Cal, Duke, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Oladipo has said that he's narrowed his list down to three teams now but has not made that list known to the public.
Class of 2018 prospect notes: Pennsylvania edition
Four-star safety Isheem Young visited Penn State before heading down to IMG Academy. I personally believed it would be hard for Penn State to land Young once he went down there due to the allure of playing football in the south. Young ended up coming back to Pennsylvania a few weeks later and cited the reason being that he wanted to be close enough to take care of his family. Young is now back in Pennsylvania and even though he will continue to be heavily recruited, I believe Penn State will be more of a factor in his recruitment than I once initially thought.
Penn State and Virginia are the only two schools to offer 2018 linebacker prospect Charlie Katshir out of Cumberland Valley High School (PA) so far. I think this will bode well for Penn State in the long run because once the word really gets out about how good Katshir is, there will be more schools offering him in the next several months. Katshir is also getting serious looks from West Virginia, Pitt, Syracuse and Boston College. Katshir has intercepted 17 passes from his safety position during his first two years high school football.
I talked briefly with four-star WR Jahan Dotson, who transferred from Nazereth High School (PA) to the Peddie School in New Jersey and said "it's been alright so far." Dotson has offers from all of the Power 5 conferences and says that he has not set a time-frame for when he'll narrow his list of schools down. It's pretty early in his recruitment, so the fact that he isn't giving too much thought to narrowing his list shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.
Class of 2018 prospect notes: Out-of-State Edition
4-star WR L'Christian Smith will make plans to catch the Lions in action this fall
2018 WR L'Christian Smith released a tentative schedule of college games that he will attend this fall.
From the looks of it, he will be catching Penn State during their home game against Iowa on November 5th if his team's schedule permits.
Maryland commit set to take visit to Penn State in October
4-star defensive tackle Cam Spence will visit Penn State for a game on October 1st.
Former Houston commit Devin Miller to visit PSU this weekend
As reported by Scout National Analyst Brian Dohn, 3-star tight-end Devin Miller will be visiting Penn State this weekend.