UNIVERSITY PARK –Head coach James Franklin unveiled the 2020 Penn State Football recruiting class Wednesday during the Signing Day celebration in the Lasch Football Building, the school said in a press release.
Penn State’s Class of 2020 is ranked 12th nationally by 247Sports Composite and ESPN, and 14th by Rivals, as of Wednesday night.
Penn State welcomed 27 student-athletes, who signed National Letters of Intent to join the football program. Eleven of the signees will be early enrollees in January — Cole Brevard, Nick Dawkins, Jaden Dottin, Tyler Elsdon, Caziah Holmes, Enzo Jennings, Joseph Johnson III, Theo Johnson, KeAndre Lambert-Smith, Bryce Mostella and Fatorma Mulbah.
The Nittany Lions signed four recruits who were the No. 1 recruit in their respective states or provinces across at least one of the three recruiting services — Cole Brevard (Indiana), Ji’Ayir Brown (New Jersey — Junior College), Theo Johnson (Ontario), Malick Meiga (Quebec).
Penn State again found success in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions with 13 players coming from within a 250-mile radius of State College. Penn State also had a national reach with four signees coming from more than 1,000 miles away from State College. The Nittany Lions’ class lay claim to hometowns in 14 different states and provinces. Penn State had five signees from Maryland, four each from Pennsylvania and Virginia, two each from Florida, Michigan and New Jersey and one each from Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Texas, Ontario and Quebec.
The Class of 2020 features 15 offensive signees and 12 defensive recruits. There are six players who have won at least one State Championship, three Under Amour All-Americans and one All-American Bowl selection. Additionally, 24 of the signees served as their team captain during their high school or junior college career.
The No. 10 Nittany Lions head to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl to face No. 17 Memphis on Dec. 28 at noon on ESPN.
Penn State Football Class of 2020
WR | Germantown, Maryland | Northwest High School/Lackawanna College |
College Coach: Mark Duda | 6-1, 170
QB | Las Vegas, Nevada | Bishop Gorman High School | HS Coach: Kenny Sanchez | 5-11, 190
DT | Carmel, Indiana | Carmel High School | H.S. Coach: John Hebert | 6-3, 305
S | Trenton, New Jersey | Trenton Central High School/Lackawanna College |
College Coach: Mark Duda | 5-11, 205
OL | Sterling, Virginia | Dominion High School | HS Coach: Carl Buckwalter/Drake Woodard | 6-7, 300
OL | Allentown, Pennsylvania | Parkland High School | HS Coach: Tim Moncman | 6-4, 305
WR | Cambridge, Massachusetts | Suffield Academy (Conn.) | HS Coach: Drew Gamere | 6-2, 170
LB | Frackville, Pennsylvania | North Schuylkill High School | HS Coach: Wally Hall | 6-2, 230
OL | Waldorf, Maryland | Gonzaga College High School | HS Coach: Randy Trivers | 6-6, 315
LB | Aliquippa, Pennsylvania | Aliquippa High School | HS Coach: Mike Warfield | 6-3, 255
RB | Titusville, Florida | Cocoa High School | HS Coach: Ryan Schneider | 5-11, 190
OL | Bowie, Maryland | DeMatha Catholic High School | HS Coach: Bill McGregor | 6-4, 325
DE | Columbia, Maryland | DeMatha Catholic High School | HS Coach: Bill McGregor | 6-3, 285
LB | Glen Burnie, Maryland | McDonogh School | HS Coach: Hakeem Sule | 6-1, 220
S | Detroit, Michigan | Oak Park High School | HS Coach: Greg Carter | 6-1, 185
Joseph Johnson III
CB | Richmond, Virginia | Life Christian Academy | HS Coach: Charles Scott | 6-2, 170
TE | Windsor, Ontario | Holy Names Catholic High School | HS Coach: Rob McIntyre | 6-6, 245
WR | Norfolk, Virginia | Maury High School | HS Coach: Dyrri McCain | 6-1, 180
RB | St. Petersburg, Florida | American Collegiate Academy | HS Coach: Ken Johnson | 6-0, 220
WR | Saint Jerome, Quebec | Cegep du Vieux | HS Coach: Renaldo Sagesse | 6-4, 195
DE | Kentwood, Mich. | East Kentwood High School | HS Coach: Tony Kimbrough | 6-6, 240
DT | Harrisburg, Pa. | Susquehanna Township High School | HS Coach: Joe Headen | 6-3, 275
DE | Lima, Ohio | Lima Senior High School | HS Coach: Andre Griffin | 6-2, 275
OL | Bronx, New York | Frederick Douglass Academy VII | HS Coach: Andrew Kell | 6-5, 300
DE | Newark, New Jersey | St. Joseph’s Regional High School | HS Coach: Augie Hoffman | 6-4, 270
TE | Mechanicsville, Virginia | Atlee High School | HS Coach: Matt Gray | 6-6, 235
WR | Sugar Land, Texas | William B. Travis High School | HS Coach: Trey Sissom | 5-10, 200