Fredrick Scruggs, rated as the No. 1 offensive guard in the east, is one of the top 2018 targets for Penn State. Scruggs returned to Penn State’s campus for the first time since his last unofficial visit (May 21) and watched the Nittany Lions upset previously ranked No. 2 Ohio State by a score of 24-21. Coincidentally, Ohio State is among several other schools in the Big Ten who have also offered the four-star offensive guard from Cathedral Prep (Erie, PA). Scruggs, who took an unofficial visit to Ohio State on October 8, thinks that Penn State is headed in the right direction.
“I already knew Penn State (as a football program) was headed in the right direction, but I think that beating the number two team in the country definitely puts them where they need to be,” said Scruggs. “I didn’t get a chance to see the whole campus yet, but their fans are some of the craziest fans that I've ever seen.”
During his unofficial visit, Scruggs said he had a chance to talk with head coach James Franklin. Scruggs said he also spoke with offensive coordinator Joe Moorehead and offensive linemen coach Matt Limegrover before the game. Scruggs currently has offers from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Syracuse, Akron and several others. Even though he isn’t in a hurry to make a decision, Scruggs did single out two schools in particular when asked if he had any leaders in his recruitment.
“Penn State and Ohio State are my favorites.”