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Penn State football making a final push for two 2024 4-star recruits

Over the weekend Penn State made the cut for multiple 2024 4-star defensive prospects as they dropped their top schools. Can Coach Franklin and his staff continue to build on this top-10 2024 recruiting class?



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Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin calls a timeout during the fourth quarter of the NCAA football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Penn State At Ohio State Football Syndication The Columbus Dispatch

After securing its 22nd commitment from the 2024 recruiting class, the Penn State football team is looking to add two more 2024 recruits on the defensive side of the ball. Saturday night, the Nittany Lions received a commitment from a four-star recruit who plays defensive end Mylachi Williams, which is a great sign for defensive line coach Deion Barnes as he continues to settle into his new role with the team.

Amidst all of the recruiting news this weekend, additional 2024 recruits who are currently uncommitted have dropped their final school choices. Penn State football has made the cut for both players, and current members of the 2024 recruiting class have taken to social media to advocate for them to pick Penn State as their college destination.

 4-star Edge Jayshawn Ross includes Penn State in top 5

On Saturday, 2024 four-star defensive end Jayshawn Ross dropped his top five schools. His list includes Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Penn State. He is listed as the eighth-best player from Missouri according to 247sports and attends Liberty North high school in Kansas City, MO. Penn State officially offered Ross back on January 23rd, 2023.

When you turn on the tape, it’s easy to see why he has so many power-five offers. Ross has a great jump once the ball is snapped, it appears to be a natural instinct opposed to him guessing when the snap will come. The other skill quality he displays on film is he never gives up on a play. Even if he the ballcarrier extends the play, he seems to find a way to make his presence known. At this point, Ross does not have a commitment date, but he is someone worth following as we push toward the season.

Nittany Lions among 8 finalists for 4-star Linebacker Chris Cole

Another player who dropped his list of final schools is four-star linebacker Chris Cole. His top eight schools include USC, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, and Penn State. Cole is a top prospect in the state of Virginia which is a state where Penn State has had a lot of success on the recruiting trail in recent years; however, the Nittany Lions are yet to land a player from Virginia in the 2024 cycle. Cole took an official visit to Penn State last month and would be joining Anthony Speca as the lone linebacker commit in the class currently.

Although both players do not hold any crystal balls to the Penn State football team at this time, it’s important to remember these names as the Penn State football two will make a final push to close the deal with these two 2024 4-star recruits.

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Former Editor-In-Chief at Victory Bell Rings, Morgan is the current Site Manager for Basic Blues Nation, host of the Basic Blues Podcast, and co-host of the weekly Penn State Roar Room spaces. Morgan lives in upstate New York with his wife and cats.


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