With the new rankings Penn State's 5-star prospects tripled, with the addition of running back Silas Redd and linebacker Mike Hull, both of whom had impressive outings in the Army All-American Bowl game earlier this month. Redd is now ranked the seventh overall running back nationally and Hull is No. 1 overall middle linebacker nationally.
Aside from these 5-star prospects, Penn State's class boasts 12 4-star prospects, including Khairi Fortt (LB), C.J. Olaniyan (DE), Zach Zwinak (FB), Dakota Royer (DE/LB), Kevin Haplea (TE), Alex Kenney (WR/DB), Robert Bolden (QB), DaQuan Jones (DT), Evan Hailes (DT), Kyle Baublitz (DE), Tom Ricketts (OT) and Miles Dieffenbach (C).
Joining Jones as early enrollees at Penn State are Fortt, Royer, Haplea, Hailes, Baublitz and Redd.
The new prospects rankings solidify Penn State at No. 6 nationally, the spot they previously held, however the Lions have fewest amount of pledges among the top 10 teams. Overall they hold the highest star average per prospect (4.00) among the top 10, tied only with Florida, who holds the No. 1 overall recruiting class ranking.