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Penn State football to host No. 1 player in Pennsylvania on Monday

The Nittany Lions could lock down the top player in the state during his visit on Monday.



Penn State football No. 1 player in Pennsylvania
Nov 6, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks onto the field during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

STATE COLLEGE, PA — To kick off next week’s recruiting events, the Penn State Nittany Lions will be hosting a major recruit. Quinton Martin, the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania, will be making a return trip to state college for his eighth visit with Penn State football. For James Franklin and his staff, next Monday’s visit marks a massive opportunity to haul in a commitment from the four-star athlete.

No. 1 player in Pennsylvania to visit Penn State football on Monday

It is rare to find a recruit that all four major recruiting outlets agree on, though Quinton Martin is exactly that. 247 Sports, On3, Rivals, and ESPN all rank Martin as the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania. Additionally, the industry rankings have Martin ranked as the No. 41 player in the 2024 recruiting class, the No. 3 athlete in the country, and the No. 1 overall player in the state of Pennsylvania. Right now, 247 has no crystal balls for Martin’s recruitment; however, the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine gives Penn State football a 46.3% chance of landing his commitment all said and done. The next-highest school is Pitt (20.5%).

For Penn State football, locking down Quinton Martin is a must. One of the Nittany Lions’ recruiting slogans is “The best in PA, stay in PA,” and if Penn State wants to keep in that way, landing the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania should be top priority. The 6-foot-1, 185 pound athlete will be making his eighth trip to Happy Valley, so the time to finalize his commitment is drawing near for Franklin’s staff.

As spring and summer recruiting get into full swing for the Penn State football team, the Nittany Lions will undoubtedly be looking to close things out with the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania and add many more key players to its newest recruiting class.

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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.