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A quick look at where the 2024 Penn State recruiting class stands

Here is how the 2024 Penn State recruiting class looks heading into the thick of April recruiting.



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Sep 18, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin reacts from the sideline following the head-to-head contact made by Auburn Tigers linebacker Zakoby McClain (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Auburn 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

The Nittany Lions are starting to get hot when it comes to the recruiting trail. As we enter the final stages of spring practice in Happy Valley and attention shifts towards the Blue-White game on April 15th, it is easy to lose sight of the Lions’ recruiting trends. Here is how the 2024 Penn State recruiting class is looking so far.

A brief look at the 2024 Penn State recruiting class

So far in the 2024 recruiting class, James Franklin has landed six hard commits. Of these six, half of them are rated as four-star prospects, and the other half are three-stars. While the class is currently without a five-star, the 2024 Penn State recruiting class still ranks in the top 15 nationally according to 247 Sports and On3 — the two biggest college football recruiting outlets there is.

Who is committed?

Here are the six players that have committed thus far in the Nittany Lions 2024 recruiting class:

  • Jon Mitchell (CB)
  • Cooper Cousins (TE)
  • Anthony Speca (LB)
  • Kari Jackson (LB)
  • Kenny Woseley (CB)
  • Luke Reyonds (TE)

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, the Lions’ most recent commit — Jon Mitchell — is the highest-rated player in the newest Penn State football recruiting class. Mitchell is a four-star cornerback from Florida; he is ranked as the No. 61 player in the class, the No. 8 cornerback, and the No. 9 player in the state of Florida by On3.

The lowest-rated player in the class is the second most recent Penn State football commit: Luke Reynolds, a tight end from Connecticut who is ranked as the No. 33 tight end in the class and No. 7 player in his state.

Where does the class rank?

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, the Penn State Nittany Lions’ 2024 recruiting class currently ranks No. 14 in the nation and No. 3 in the Big Ten (behind Ohio State at No. 3 and Michigan at No. 5). According to the 247 Sports composite rankings, the Penn State football recruiting class ranks No. 13 in the nation and No. 4 in the Big Ten (behind Michigan at No. 3, Ohio State at No. 5, and Iowa at No. 12). Additionally, for what it’s worth, 247 lists Penn State has having five four-star commits and one three-star.

The Nittany Lions are trending with a number of the nation’s top recruits right now, though don’t expect too many major commitments before the end of spring. Usually James Franklin starts landing major prospects in flurries towards the start of summer, which is what we expect to happen this year with some of Penn State’s top targets. For now, being in the top 15 to kick things off is pretty good, and it looks like things will only trend upwards from here.

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