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Penn State football makes top 10 for four-star defensive back

More good news for the Nittany Lions’ recruiting efforts.

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On Saturday afternoon, James Franklin’s Nittany Lions saw more major news on the 2024 recruiting trail. Troy Stevenson, a defensive back from Philip Simmonds High School in Charleston, SC, named Penn State football to his top 10 remaining school choices.

Penn State football makes top 10 for four-star cornerback

On3 has Troy Stevenson rated as a four-star defensive back prospect from Charleston, SC. Stevenson is ranked as the No. 269 player in the nation, the No. 21 cornerback, and the No. 6 player in the state of South Carolina. The Recruiting Prediction Machine also ranks Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Kentucky in his top-4 schools, with the Yellow Jackets leading the charge with an 11.3% chance of landing his commitment.

Penn State’s only other Big Ten competition for Stevenson is the Maryland Terrapins — if Stevenson is coming to the Big Ten in 2024, he will likely be on the sidelines of Beaver Stadium.

Here are Stevenson’s top 10 remaining schools:

  1. Miami (FL)
  2. JMU
  3. Georgia
  4. Penn State
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. Georgia Tech
  7. Liberty
  8. Maryland
  9. Tennessee
  10. Boston College

The four-star cornerback has no recorded visits thus far in his recruitment, though that could change over the spring and summer. James Franklin and the Nittany Lions have the same odds as all of Stevenson’s other top schools right now, with a 7.0% chance to land him.



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