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.
Prayers for Jaylen Harvey, as he’s taken off the field on a stretcher. Both sidelines are on their knees. You can barely hear a whisper in the Cougar Dome. The MVP of the 4A title game last year, Penn State commit. As if it couldn’t get worse for the Cougars and their fans. Wow. pic.twitter.com/bST1cSk5zY
— themamba (@aka_themamba) November 11, 2023
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.”
All test came back negative thank you for everyone that prayed for me last night ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ya8kn4Ni86
— Jaylen harvey (@JaylenHarvey_) November 11, 2023
“[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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