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Penn State football recruiting: Nittany Lions targeting rising regional star

Penn State football recruiting is targeting a regional rising defensive star: 6-foot-5 EDGE Damon Hall out of Baltimore, MD.



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Nov 30, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin walks on the field during an injury time out during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 Penn State football recruiting class is currently one of the top-5 ranked classes and is subtly becoming the talk of the town in State College. Notably, the Nittany Lions have also successfully assembled a top-3 2025 recruiting class (thus far) and more. Even though it may seem too early to worry about, head coach James Franklin is already focused on the 2026 recruiting class as well, and he recently added a new prospect to the Penn State football recruiting board: Damon Hall, a regional rising star from Baltimore, MD. Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 205 pounds, Hall is an EDGE recruit and is one of the most sought-after 2026 prospects in the region.

Penn State football recruiting adds 2026 EDGE Damon Hall to target list

On Wednesday, Damon Hall announced via his Twitter that he has received a Penn State football recruiting offer. Hall is a highly sought-after prospect, and despite being a 2026 recruit, he has already received offers from several prominent schools in the area.

Among his most notable offers are Penn State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Florida, Boston College, and more. Seeing as Hall is entering his sophomore season of high school football and is currently unranked by every outlet due to the youthfulness of his 2026 recruiting class, it’s likely that national interest and recruiting efforts will continue to grow from here.

“Blessed to receive an offer from Penn State University #WeAre,” he said in his announcement on Wednesday.

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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.