Charting Penn State's 2018 Targets: Running Backs

FightOnState.com focuses in on the ball carriers who are catching the eye of the Nittany Lion coaching staff.

FightOnState.com will continue to provide updates on all Penn State prospects listed in the upcoming months.

COMMITTED

http://www.scout.com/player/191014-ricky-slade?s=157

Ricky Slade committed to Penn State on Feb. 3.

EAST REGION

http://www.scout.com/player/201504-iverson-clement?s

Iverson Clement is Scout's No. 23 ranked running back and Scout's No. 273 ranked prospect in the 2018 class. He recently announced his top six schools that included Penn State. The other schools are Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, Florida and Tennessee. He unofficially visited Penn State on Oct. 22.

MIDWEST REGION

http://www.scout.com/player/192174-jaelen-gill?s=157

Jaelen Gill is Scout's No. 6 ranked running back and No. 69 ranked prospect in the 2018 class. Gill trimmed his list of schools to nine back in June. Penn State made the list along with Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, USC and UCLA.  Ohio State is considered to be the favorite.

SOUTH REGION

http://www.scout.com/player/193514-jamal-elliott?s=157

Jamal Elliott is Scout's No. 16 ranked running back and No. 214 ranked prospect in the 2018 class. Elliott received his offer from Penn State back in late May of last year.  Elliott is planning to unofficially visit Duke this upcoming weekend. 

http://www.scout.com/player/198166-t-j-pledger?s=157

T.J. Pledger is Scout's No. 3 ranked running back and No. 20 ranked prospect in the 2018 class.  Pledger transferred to IMG last month and holds over twenty offers.

WEST REGION

http://www.scout.com/player/198269-kirby-bennett?s=157

Kirby Bennett is Scout's No. 16 ranked running back and No. 216 ranked prospect in the 2018 class. Sidenote: Kirby is getting scholarship offers in both football and lacrosse. Kirby transferred to Bishop Gorman (NV) last month.  Bennett has over forty-plus offers.


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