Penn State Football Recruiting Update

FightOnState.com keeps you up to date with the latest recruiting news and notes on Penn State football.

FOUR-STAR DB A.J. LYTTON HAS PENN STATE IN HIS TOP FIVE

http://www.scout.com/player/201970-a-j-lytton?s=73

Lytton recently listed the top five remaining schools in his recruitment and Penn State made the cut. Here is what Lytton posted on twitter:

https://twitter.com/Lil_ajj1/status/854485007682981889

Clemson, Maryland, Florida State and Alabama also made his top five.

PENN STATE STILL HAS "JUICE" IN SCRUGGS' RECRUITMENT

http://www.scout.com/player/206210-fredrick-scruggs?s=157

Scout 300 offensive lineman Fredrick "Juice" Scruggs (2018) recently talked with Scout's Bill Greene about where Penn State stands in his recruitment. Based on his answers, Penn State is in a great position for Scruggs. Below are several quotes from the interview:

"I would say Penn State and Ohio State are my leaders right now."

"I would say Coach Franklin and I share a special bond" "I also feel Coach (Matt) Limegrover and I have a great relationship also, and I like how he coaches his players." 

"I will be back at Penn State on April 22 for their Blue and White game."

PENN STATE MAKES TOP TEN LIST OF THREE-STAR DEFENSIVE BACK MARQUIS WILLIAMS

http://www.scout.com/player/199982-marquis-williams?s=73

Williams recently listed his top ten schools via twitter:

https://twitter.com/Williamsisland2/status/854505062143598592

Penn State, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Pitt, Wake Forest and Wisconsin are still in the running for Williams.

LATEST OFFERS

2019 CLASS

http://www.scout.com/player/211055-joseph-anderson?s=157

http://www.scout.com/player/212958-brandon-smith?s=157

FOS talked with Smith back in February after he received his first offer from Virginia.

 

2018 CLASS

http://www.scout.com/player/212886-jamarcus-chatman?s=157

http://www.scout.com/player/213747-darian-kinnard?s=157

2019 PROSPECTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/player/209235-salim-tur...

Turner-Muhammed currently has offers from Georgia, Rutgers and Virginia. Turner-Muhammed currently attends the same school as 2017 Penn State commit Jonathan Sutherland. He talked with Scout's Michael Clark about his plans to visit Penn State for their Blue and White Spring Game and more:

"I'm going up for the spring game and I'm very interested to learn more about the school."

"I also want to see the team's energy and how the players interact with each other."

"I know it's a great school academically and it's a very good football program and it's close to home. One of my teammates -- Jonathan Sutherland -- also signed with them in February."

"(Cornerbacks) coach (Terry) Smith is recruiting me. He's a great guy and he's shown a lot of interest. I'm looking forward to continuing to develop a relationship with him."

http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/player/214172-joseph-wete

Wete recently took two unofficial visits to Virginia Tech and Penn State. Wete currently has offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, N.C. State and Pittsburgh. Wete said he met with Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry and defensive line coach Sean Spencer. Wete had this to say to Scout National Analyst Brian Dohn about his visit to Penn State:

"I wanted to see how they practiced and what the culture was like. Going in there, it was very similar to how my team practices. It was up-tempo and people were definitely working very, very hard, but at the same time they were all having a lot of fun. That was definitely a good thing for me to see. The facilities were top-notch."

 

PENN STATE ALREADY SHOWING INTEREST IN 2020 OL PROSPECT

http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/player/210695-bryn-tucker

Scout's Michael Clark recently spoke with 2020 offensive lineman prospect Bryn Tucker about his recruitment and here's what he had to say about Penn State:

"It would great to get an offer from them. They're a great program and they won the Big Ten last season. They've produced a lot of great offensive linemen through the years and that's something that also gets my attention.

"(Safeties) coach (Tim) Banks is recruiting me and I call him once a week. I enjoy talking to him and think we're building a great relationship. I'd like to visit soon, but I'm not sure when yet."

Tucker currently holds offers from Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

BLUE-WHITE GAME VISITORS

The FOS TAP community have been keeping track of visitors for this upcoming weekend. Click here to see who has been confirmed. FOS will be talking to several prospects after the Blue and White Game this weekend.

NIKE OPENING REGIONAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

FOS will be in attendance this weekend for the Nike Opening Regional Camp in Centreville, Virginia (officially called the Nike Opening D.C. Regional). Several Penn State targets will be competing to earn an invitation to the Nike Opening Finals that'll take place in Oregon this summer. Check back with FOS for photos and videos of Penn State targets from the Nike Opening D.C. Regional.


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