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Penn State commit expects to be okay after suffering scary injury

It appears that Penn State commit Jaylen Harvey will be okay after being carted off the field with an injury Friday night.



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The ball comes out after Penn State defensive end Dani Dennis-Sutton (33) hits Indiana quarterback Brendan Sorsby (15) late in the the second half of an NCAA football game against Indiana at Beaver Stadium Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in State College, Pa. The ball ended up going out of the end zone and resulted in a safety.

Penn State football has built a respectable recruiting class for 2024 so far. The Nittany Lions currently sit at No. 14 in the 247Sports recruiting rankings. Penn State fans have watched as several future Nittany Lions are in the process of closing out their impressive high school athletic careers before heading to Happy Valley. However, Nittany Lions fans received a scare this weekend when one top Penn State commit, DE Jaylen Harvey, appeared to suffer a scary injury Friday night.

Penn State commit carted off field after scary injury

Jaylen Harvey is the most recent Penn State commit for the 2024 class. A top 10 prospect in the state of Maryland, Harvey is a top 40 EDGE in the nation for the 2024 cycle. Harvey was on Penn State’s big board for months before finally choosing the Nittany Lions over USC and Maryland in October.

Harvey’s Quince Orchard High School was eliminated from Maryland state playoff action Friday night, falling 29-26 to Northwest High School. However, the Penn State commit suffered a more serious blow than just the loss. Jaylen Harvey was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering an injury that hushed the gathered crowd.

Jaylen Harvey says he expects to be okay after scare

Fortunately, Penn State football fans got some positive news from Jaylen Harvey on Saturday morning. The Penn State commit took to social media to provide an update after his scary injury.

“All tests came back negative,” Harvey said. “Thank you for everyone that prayed for me last night.”

“[Jaylen Harvey] is good to go,” local recruiting outlet DMV Hype later followed up. “He is a little bruised up but will be back in action.”

At this time, while it’s still unclear what sort of injury Harvey suffered, it appears the Penn State commit is on the road to a full recovery.

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Mark is a proud graduate of Penn State's Class of 2019 and is a massive fan of Penn State athletics. Born and raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Mark is also a huge Pittsburgh sports fan and a self-proclaimed 'yinzer.' Mark is new to sports writing and cannot wait to connect with Nittany Nation in a way he never has before.