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Penn State football recruiting: 2024 class retains elite status following newest commitment

Following another major commitment, Penn State’s 2024 class is still looking elite.



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James Franklin is one of the best recruiters in the Big Ten and is flashing that ability right now with his 2024 class. On Monday morning, Penn State football landed the 11th commitment of the cycle — four-star offensive tackle Garrett Sexton out of Wisconsin — and the Nittany Lions’ 2024 recruiting class is still looking elite.

With 11 players committed thus far, here is how the 2024 Penn State football recruiting class ranks among the three major recruiting outlets.

Penn State football still holds unanimous top 10 class

It is hard to get the three top recruiting services to agree about much, but Penn State’s 2024 recruiting class is an exception. According to all three outlets, the Nittany Lions’ class ranks in the top 10 nationally right now; On3 is the lowest on Penn State’s class, ranking it at No. 10.

Rivals and 247 Sports agree

According to both the Rivals Network and the 247 Sports Composite rankings, the Penn State football 2024 recruiting class ranks No. 7 in the nation following Sexton’s commitment. According to all three outlets, the Nittany Lions still trail the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes and sit at No. 3 in the Big Ten — frankly, this speaks volumes about the conference’s recruiting abilities.

Could Penn State football become O-Line U?

Thus far in the cycle, Penn State has landed three top-ranked four-star offensive linemen — all of which are top-60 linemen in the cycle. With these latest commitments (and perhaps even more to come), the Nittany Lions are starting to look like a force when it comes to the offensive line.

More to come?

On top of Penn State’s 11 hard commits, there is a number of top-ranked recruits that are trending towards committing to Penn State football later this summer. One of the more notable recruits to keep an eye out for is four-star quarterback Michael Van Buren (Maryland), who has an official visit to State College coming up and is set to commit in early July. For more Penn State recruiting content, news, and updates, feel free to check out our football recruiting tab for the latest insights.

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Chris Mangum is currently a Penn State student and serves as a writer and editor covering Big Ten athletics. He has served as a beat writer, online reporter, print reporter, and more over the past few years of his career. He currently serves as the managing editor for Basic Blues Nation and others.