Penn State has been on a sizzling streak this summer time on the recruiting path, however for almost all of the 12 months the Nittany Lions have been nonetheless chasing down perennial Huge Ten recruiting juggernaut Ohio State. However right now is a brand new day, and there’s a new high canine on the recruiting rankings.
Penn State has moved into the highest spot on the 247 Sports activities composite group recruiting rankings as of August 2. This comes after a profitable weekend of recruiting information for the Nittany Lions and a notable de-commitment from the Buckeyes over the weekend. That allowed Penn State to slip forward of Ohio State and stay in entrance of Alabama. Alabama moved as much as No. 2 whereas Ohio State dropped to No. 3 within the newest group recruiting rankings as calculated by 247 Sports activities.
Ohio State truly suffered a pair of de-commitments up to now week. As famous by Buckeyes Wire, Ohio State misplaced the dedication of tight finish Benji Gosnell and cornerback Jaheim Singletary every determined to reopen their recruiting course of. Whether or not one or each determine to in the end return to Ohio State stays to be seen.
In the meantime, Penn State added a pair of commitments over the weekend from three-star security Kevin Winston Jr. from Maryland and four-star linebacker Abdul Carter from the Philadelphia space to its Class of 2022 haul.
Satirically, the category rankings have been up to date lower than 24 hours after we revealed this listing of how the Huge Ten groups ranked within the Class of 2022.
Penn State has managed to climb to the highest of the recruiting world, for now, regardless of not having a single five-star participant. Until the Nittany Lions are capable of squeeze in a five-star dedication, historical past would counsel Penn State won’t finish this recruiting cycle with the top-ranked class. No group within the recruiting period since 2000 has landed a No. 1 recruiting class with out at the very least two five-star gamers. So the possibility to make some recruiting rating historical past is there for Penn State.
However Alabama is creeping up and at all times finishes strongly. And Ohio State continues to be within the working.
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