BIG WEEKEND FOR PENN STATE RECRUITING
Penn State will hold two Elite Football Camps on Friday (at two different times of the day) for prospective prospects. They will then follow that up with a Big Man Camp for linemen and a Passing 7v7 Camp (tournament) for both high school and club teams on Saturday. The Penn State coaching staff will get to scout several hundred prospects throughout the weekend. Make sure to check back with FOS with stories and pictures from this upcoming weekend.
FOUR-STAR DE Dorian Hardy COMMITS TO PENN STATE
Earlier in the week, Hardy gave a verbal commitment to the Lions. Hardy spoke with Scout's Brian Dohn shortly after committing and had a few things to say about his commitment including this:
"Since I came here last year, there was nothing me and my family didn't like about Penn State. It just felt like a great fit. I feel very comfortable here. I feel like everyone here is treated like family. It was a decision a couldn't pass up."
Penn State currently has the No. 2 ranked recruiting class in the Big Ten.
PENN STATE MAKES THE TOP SIX FOR FOUR-STAR DT
Four-star defensive tackle Alim McNeill released his list of top six schools via twitter this past Thursday evening:
Along with Penn State, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State and Florida State all made McNeill's top six.
2019 DE R.J. Oben ENJOYS HIS TWO-DAY VISIT TO PENN STATE
The son of NFL veteran Roman Oben was in Happy Valley over the weekend. How did things go for the New Jersey prospect? Click here to find out.
CLASS OF 2018
Ruder became the first 2018 quarterback to be offered by Penn State since the decommitment of Justin Fields. Ruder's offers include Baylor, Georgia, Florida State, Iowa and North Carolina. Ruder is a Tulsa decommit.
CLASS OF 2020
Tyree talked with FOS about his offer. Click here to read what he had to say.
SCOUT NATIONAL ANALYST SHARES OPINIONS ON SEVERAL PENN STATE 2018 TARGETS
Dohn recently talked about several Penn State 2018 targets in his weekly "Midweek Meanderings" column and provided thoughts on several prospects:
"In talking to sources, Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan are in the best shape. Rutgers is also hanging in there, but will need to show a lot of progress on the field to move back stronger into the mix.
Penn State made a huge push for Friday in the spring, and it continued to stay in contention during the evalaution period as the Nittany Lions stayed in consistent contact.
The fact Penn State is four hours from home is also a big deal because it will allow his family to drive to games, even day of the game, while Michigan and Ohio State are much longer trips."
"West Virginia is also high on Raines' list, and while he could make a pair of visits to campus in June and July. He is also looking hard at Penn State, which pushed high on his list with an early offer during his recruitment.
It also helps Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith played at Aliquippa and has a lot of credibility at the school."