2019 Recruiting Class Thread

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  1. stormingnorm

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    Unless some folks have left that the PSU SID has not yet recognized..... this is the current roster:

    9 5th Year
    18 4th Year
    16 3rd Year
    21 2nd Year
    23 1st Year

    That comes out to two over (87), so - obviously - something has to give....... pretty damn soon.


    (And, FWIW, only one of the 4th year kids does NOT have a 5th year available (Cooper)..... hence only 8 openings available for 2019...... as of this moment - - - but certainly subject to a lot of “adjustments” between now and December)
     
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    8 crystal balls now in for Rodas Johnson, 4* DT out of Ohio, to Penn State. 100% PSU on the CBs. Offers from Penn State, Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, etc.

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    When did Porter jump to #1 in the state? His rise has been meteoric.

    I admittedly am far, far from a big time scout, but this is astonishing. I saw PR play early last year and didn't even know he was on the field. I don't think I even heard his name called.
     
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    http://www.jimspennstatefootball.webs.com/PSUSchols.html
     
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    It's that the math starts at 87...... 8 as of now.... Got it!!

    But when CJF gets down to the 85 entering the season, if the 2 that are not included from that list are not among the 9 RS SR's or Cooper, then it will be 10 openings from that 85 scholarship roster after the 2018 season. If other RS SR players are not coming back for 2018, it would have made sense that they would have already announced that before now, either to the NFL early, hanging it up due to injury, or grad transfer.

    Edit: Looks like the roster is down to 86 scholarship players for 2018 as Robert Martin, who still seemed way too light to make an impact, was removed from the roster.
     
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    His name wouldn't have been called for PR since he plays for North Allegheny.
     
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    Someone has to be #1. This is a historically weak year in Pennsylvania for HS recruits who are seniors. He is undoubtedly a fine player, but I can’t remember a time in the last two decades where he would have been considered anywhere near the “best” in PA.
     
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    The "down year in PA" theme has been put out since the first evaluations of the 2019 class were made. But it's interesting that there are some "low rated" recruits that have offers and some actually committed this early in the process to pretty good programs.

    Maguire, just a consensus solid 3 star committed to Clemson

    White, still rated as a mid 3 star (.85 on 247 composite) with offers from many big programs coast to coast (USC, PSU, MSU, UCLA) committed to TAM

    Porter, still a high 3 star on the 247 composite even though his Pappy had to impact him getting some early evaluations, having offers from PSU, Miami, LSU, Nebraska, and others

    It does seem like a down year, in that there is no Miles Sanders, no Parsons, no Wade, that were high 4 star players killing it on the camp circuit and on the field as SO's and JR's. And if CJF has found players he believes are better at his priority positions such that he has offered a very limited number of PA players, then that speaks against the 2019 PA class as well. And oh-high-ya does not seem to be pursuing a select few PA players that they normally would be. But some of these players seem like late bloomers, But is it as down as advertised? We won't really know for a few years.
     
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    12, 5, 5, and 7.

    That's the number of PA kids in each of CJF's recruiting classes this far.

    I'm guessing this year may be a bit lower than any of the others...... but who knows.


    The 2015 PA/PSU class was pretty epic......

    1/2 of them could end up as All BigTen performers: Barkley, Bates, Reid, Miller, Bucholz, Givens


    The others were Cooper, Jenkins, Palmer (JUCO), Petrishen, Bowers, Robinson


    DJ Moore (WR UMd), Jordan Whitehead (DB Pitt), and Josh Adams (RB ND) were also in that class
     
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    Sorry. My error for the team. The game I saw was the NA/PR playoff game.
     
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    I have not seen Porter play. White is... meh... a good HS player. Nowhere close to Parsons. Same with Maguire. He looks good, but doesn’t pop in person. The number one recruit in a state like Pennsylvania is usually a kid with offers from everyone. Porter obviously has an NFL pedigree and PSU has done a really good job pulling those kinds of kids lately (Culpeper, Hawkins etc), but there is a reason PSU did not offer him early.
     
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    Cleveland.com article

    MASSILLON, Ohio -- Zach Harrison disappeared somewhere into the far northwest corner of Paul Brown Stadium at Massillon High School. He had finished his drills at the Ohio regional for Nike's The Opening camp last Saturday. He was unsurprisingly one of the top defensive line performers there. Then a camp staffer took him down to the other end of the field, around the corner and out of sight.

    The assumption was that would be the last anyone saw of Harrison that day.

    For a guy who's 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, Harrison has a remarkable knack for hiding. If the gates that led out of that side of the stadium weren't locked, Harrison likely would have strolled out without having to answer any questions about his recruitment, where things stand with his top schools and if he's close to making a decision.

    In a way he was trapped. So he was polite enough to provide an update to a group of waiting reporters. A rare occurrence for a player who's managed to keep such things almost totally under wraps despite being the No. 3 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class.

    Stepping back in time like that wasn't easy for every program that showed up trying to recruit Harrison, and some fell by the wayside because of that.

    The list of programs that figured it out is short. It includes Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Clemson -- but mostly those first three. Harrison took an official visit to Penn State last month, and said he plans on taking officials to Ohio State and Michigan soon. He thinks maybe he'll make a decision on his birthday, August 14, but only if he's ready.

    Harrison also runs track at Orange. Not because he's particularly passionate about track, mostly because he likes the coach and it's another way to be around friends. The time of 21.55 seconds he posted in the 200-meter dash during a meet last month is the second-best time in the state, per athletic.net.

    "Yeah that's not normal," Schroeder said. "There are some world-class sprinters out there who are tall. But to have the muscle mass, the weight that he does. I think there are some good sprinters who are 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. But to be 245 pounds, I think that's really rare."

    So yeah, Zach, people are interested in where you're going to school. You could probably find an Ohio State fan or two willing to carry you the 15 miles from Lewis Center to Columbus if they knew that meant you'd be a Buckeye.

    But nobody outside of Harrison's small circle, which doesn't extend much further out than his own house, has a feel for where Harrison is leaning. That's by design, and assumptions that the local kid will simply pick Ohio State are bothersome. Penn State has always been a real player in his recruitment, and the Nittany Lions are a threat to the Buckeyes. Michigan is too.
     
  16. OhioLion

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    I can honestly say Zach likes Spencer, Pry and Franklin. Franklin has a very good relationship with Zach's mother.
    Michigan came on late, but seems to be a player now.
    His coach says, just as the article did, Zach keeps things very very close to himself. Penn State coaches Pry and Spencer due to be in Liberty Township this week. Closely followed by UM and ohowIhate.
    One thing for certain, Zach Harrison loves ice cream and loves the Creamery. He won't get that at those other schools!

    :cool:

    OL
     
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    Sounds very similar to last yrs DE.
     
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    Hopefully not a Top 8 list.

    PSU coaches Pry and Smith visited his HS today so may be reason to hope for a commit.
     
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    This calls for a bit of Sommer....

     
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    He's official visiting Florida on 6/1. Likely just a top 3 UF, PSU, Clemson
     
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    Rudolph is committing May 21st. Interesting.
     
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    Same day as Brandon Smith. And obviously not taking his official to Michigan.

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    Well I suppose this one appears to be a bit more promising than a Top # List...
     
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    So no ov to Florida?
     
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    Wooohoooooo!!!!
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to get another on that day or during next week
     
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    All 12 CBs for Penn State.
     
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    Add Cam'Ron Kelly to the list of dominoes rapidly falling. He's committing soon as well.
     
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    No question Jimmy is Nuts!
     
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    The CBs for Rodas Johnson are interesting too, wouldn't it be perfect timing if one Columbus defensive lineman committed at the same time as Pry and Chaos visit another one?

    Also, Wilson and Rudolph have seemingly been signaling they want to play together, so will be interesting to follow Wilson in coming days.
     
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    So here is the next week in terms of PSU recruiting.

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    Rudolph's buddy 4* CB Marquis Wilson



     

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