Penn State Football Adds Final Piece of 2023 Recruiting Class

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Penn State Football Head Coach James Franklin (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

On national signing day, Penn State Football finished out its 2023 class when four-star offensive tackle Chimdy Onoh out of Dundalk, Maryland, committed to the Nittany Lions.

In the 247 sports composite rankings, Onoh is the number 257 player in the country, the number 20 offensive tackle, and the number five player in the state of Maryland.

Onoh completes Penn State’s top 15 class, which now contains 23 members. Onoh joins J’ven Williams, Alex Birchmeier, and Anthony Donkoh on the offensive line in the 2023 class.

In December on early signing day, James Franklin stressed the positions that Penn State still needed to address before the 2023 season began, offensive line, wide receiver, and defensive back.


On the offensive side of the ball, Franklin stressed “I’d like to see us get another offensive lineman and then wide receiver.”

Onoh finishes off Franklin’s wish list as Penn State has already added Storm Duck at corner and Dante Cephas and  Malik McClain at wide receiver. Onoh is a late riser and could be a gem for Penn State to find in the second signing period.

Penn State will now shift focus to the 2024 and 2025 classes, where Penn State has recently picked up stellar additions in Anthony Speca and Jaelyne Matthews, respectively. 

Following the inroads made during the 2023 recruiting cycle, combined with the depth already in place, this season has the potential to field the most dominant offensive line Penn State Football has had during Franklin’s tenure in Happy Valley.

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Robert Casturo

Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.