What have we learned so far this year about Penn State’s Class of 2018 and top targets?
Penn State head coach James Franklin greets recruit Kwantal Raines during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
Penn State’s nine assistant coaches will hit the road, and the friendly skies, with regularity now through the end of May as it searches for the next verbal commitments, under the radar prospects to offer, and more during the spring evaluation period.
For those unaware, the coaches besides head coach James Franklin (only assistants can recruit off-campus right now) can swing by a high school once to check out the athletic abilities of a recruit, and then once to learn more about his academic habits. So, in simpler terms, Penn State can show up at a school twice during now and May 31, seeing a weight room session during one stop and meeting with a guidance counselor during the other one, for example.
The period actually started last week, but with spring practice wrapping up then, the Lions are just able to get on the road now.
We’ll learn a lot more about how Penn State plans to use the remainder of the space it has in this recruiting Class of 2018 over the next few weeks, but we’ve also learned a fair amount since the start of the year through the Blue-White game, as the days from January to now have brought us Junior Day visits, a few verbal commitments, and a few decommitments.
Miss any of it? Let’s run through the latest news and notes, top targets now, and anything you may have missed since January.