Charting Penn State's 2018 Targets: Defensive Linemen

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DEFENSIVE ENDS

COMMITTED

http://www.scout.com/player/198471-micah-parsons?s=157

Parsons is committed to Penn State. However, schools such as Ohio State, Florida State, USC and Georgia have entered the picture for Parsons. Parsons has unofficially visited all of the schools listed except for Florida State. Parsons attended Georgia's Junior Day on Feb. 18 and visited Ohio State twice during the month of November. All eyes will be on Parsons as he navigates his recruitment this spring and summer.

DEFENSIVE END TARGETS

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http://www.scout.com/player/207002-marcellus-earlington?s=73

Earlington attended Penn State's Junior Day on Feb. 25 and was offered the following day. Here is what Earlington had to say about Penn State Head Coach James Franklin.

"He's a really cool guy, a great coach," Earlington said. "He made me feel like I was a part of the team when they put me a meeting room. He made me feel welcome right away. He's going to tell it to you about how it is in college football. He gives it to you real. He's all around a great coach."

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Friday attended Penn State's Junior Day on Feb. 25.

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Hardy visited Penn State for Junior Day on Feb. 25.

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Morgan took an unofficial visit to Penn State on Feb. 19.

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Smith took an unofficial visit to Penn State on Dec. 10.

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Stills unofficially visited Penn State back on Sep. 17. Stills, a West Virginia legacy, says he has plans to visit Penn State in the upcoming months.

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Taylor took an unofficial visit to Penn State back on Oct. 22 of last year.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE TARGETS

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Fontaine took an unofficial visit to Penn State on Oct. 22.

http://www.scout.com/player/207433-aeneas-hawkins?s=157

Hawkins took an unofficial visit to Penn State on Nov. 5. He will make his college decision May 10 and the Lions are in the mix.

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Mustipher unofficially visited Penn State on Sep. 17 of last year.

http://www.scout.com/player/203483-rick-sandidge?s=157

http://www.scout.com/player/200457-michael-thompson?s=157

Penn State offered Thompson on Jan. 18.

http://www.scout.com/player/207464-tommy-togiai?s=157

Penn State offered Togiai on Mar. 3. According to Togiai, Washington is the slight leader for him. 

http://www.scout.com/player/188210-trevor-trout?s=157

Trout received a visit from the Penn State coaching staff on Jan. 26.


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