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Penn State makes final cut for four-star lineman

The Nittany Lions are still in the running for one of the top-ranked players in Wisconsin.



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Sep 27, 2019; College Park, MD, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions offensive lineman Rasheed Walker (53) lines up against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Since the start of spring, we are officially another step closer to the much-anticipated 2023 college football season. The Penn State football team is one of few teams to play a game so far this year, defeating No. 8 Utah in the Rose Bowl on January 2nd, and is heading into a season full of broad expectations this fall. As spring ball winds down, the Nittany Lions’ focus will shift toward the thick of spring/summer recruiting. On Thursday morning, a major four-star lineman target (Garrett Sexton) for Penn State announced his final four remaining schools and James Franklin’s squad made the cut.

Penn State football makes the final cut for four-star lineman

Garret Sexton, a product of Arrowhead Union High School in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is a four-star lineman in the 2024 recruiting class. Sexton has a long list of top offers — including a few significant programs like Wisconsin, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota, and more — and has finally cut his list down to four.

On Thursday morning, the Penn State football team made the final cut for Sexton’s recruitment ahead of the Blue-White game next weekend. Sexton’s final four schools are Minnesota, Iowa, Penn State, and Oklahoma.

Garret Sexton, the 2nd-ranked player in Wisconsin, sets commitment date and releases final four schools

According to On3’s rankings, Garret Sexton is a four-star lineman and is ranked as the No. 243 player in the nation, the No. 24 offensive lineman prospect, and the No. 2 player in the state of Wisconsin for the 2024 recruiting class.

Garret Sexton’s final four list comes just a few days after he left State College for a recruiting visit on March 30th. According to his Twitter, his commitment date is set for May 1st, meaning, in all likelihood, last month’s visit was his final trip to Happy Valley unless he chooses Penn State football. James Franklin has done as much as he can to this point; now, the ball is in Sexton’s court to make a college decision.

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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.