Penn State Football picked up a major commitment in the 2025 recruiting cycle.
Omari Gaines, a 2025 defensive back out of Newark, New Jersey, has committed to the Nittany Lions. In addition to Penn State, Gaines held offers from Syracuse, West Virginia, Boston College, and Ole Miss among others.
1000% COMMITTED TO THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY🙏🏽 Nowhere near done. #WeAre #BrickCityLions4L #AGTG @coachnazoliver @BigBody_Nas8 @RivalsRichie @RyanSnyderOn3 @TodderickHunt @CoachTerryPSU @coachjfranklin @ChadSimmons_ @KeepItABuckPod1 @Coach_GetWright @RivalsFriedman @BrianDohn247 pic.twitter.com/QxOGDRHIKN
— OmariGaines🎸 (@omarigaines_) March 28, 2023
Gaines is Penn State’s second commitment to the 2025 class, joining Jaelyne Matthews, a four-star offensive lineman also from New Jersey. Gaines’ commitment further signals Penn State’s renewed focus of recruiting New Jersey.
While Gaines is currently unranked by 247 sports, his pledge to Penn State Football currently gives James Franklin and Co. the outlet’s No. 5 rated recruiting class in the nation.