Penn State Football recruiting Archives - NittanyCentral

NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home for the latest Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball news, updates, and analysis of the Penn State Nittany Lions

The latest news, insight, and analysis of Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, and Penn State Basketball, including schedules, game results, analysis of breaking news, rumors, speculation, and recruiting coverage of future Penn State Nittany Lions

NittanyCentral is home to the latest Penn State Nittany Lions news, updates, insight, and analysis, including in-depth coverage of Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Penn State Basketball, and much more

Penn State Misses on James Franklin’s “Must Get” Prospect | Where do Nittany Lions go from here?

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Back in January, top 2025 offensive lineman Michael Carroll told Lions247 that James Franklin considered Carroll a “must get” prospect for Penn State Recruiting in the 2025 class. Carroll, a four-star recruit in the 2025 class and the number five prospect in the State of Pennsylvania according to the 247Sports composite ranking, was a legacy … Read more

Penn State Football Top QB Options After Matt Zoller Recruiting Trail Loss

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State Football received some bad news on Thursday with 4-star quarterback Matt Zollers picking Missouri over the Nittany Lions and others. This is a tough pill to swallow considering Zollers is a Pennsylvania recruit and could have been a key piece to the future of Penn State Football. With that said, James Franklin and … Read more

Penn State Football: 4 Things Nittany Lions Must do To Secure Top-10 Recruiting Class

Penn State Football

Penn State Football is off to an excellent start in the 2025 recruiting cycle, but can the Nittany Lions sustain the success? Penn State currently has the No. 6 recruiting class in the nation with 11 commits already in the class. Under James Franklin, the Nittany Lions have notoriously gotten off to hot starts in … Read more

Is Penn State Football on the Verge of Missing Elite In-State QB to the SEC?

James Franklin, Penn State Football

Spring-Ford’s Matt Zollers is one of the highest rated and highly recruited quarterback prospects from the state of Pennsylvania in recent memory, and not surprisingly a top target for Penn State Football. Since 2011, only two other quarterback recruits from the state of Pennsylvania have ranked inside the top 150 prospects in the nation (2018 … Read more

Penn State Football: 2 Top 2026 QBs Visiting Nittany Lions This Weekend

Penn State Football, Penn State Football Recruiting, James Franklin

While top 2025 Penn State Football quarterback target, Matt Zollers, is still a week away from his final visit to campus before committing on April 4th, the Nittany Lions are hosting a pair of top quarterback targets on campus this weekend, 2026 quarterbacks Dia Bell and Troy Huhn. Out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dia Bell … Read more

Penn State Football: Most Vital Recruit of James Franklin Era Finalizing Decision

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State Football has had some very large recruiting wins in Pennsylvania during head coach James Franklin’s tenure in Happy Valley. Micah Parsons, Nick Singleton, Cooper Cousins, Jven Williams, Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley, and Lamont Wade were all fantastic recruiting wins for the Nittany Lions in the commonwealth over the last decade for different reasons. … Read more

Penn State Football Hosts One of Top Recruiting Targets

Penn State Football, James Franklin

Penn State Football hosted one of its top remaining targets in the 2025 recruiting class campus Tuesday. 4-star quarterback Malik Washington posted a picture of Beaver Stadium on social media on Tuesday, announcing his presence in State College, just as spring practices get underway for the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-4 Washington from Maryland is in … Read more

Penn State Football Sees First 2025 Decommitment

Penn State Football, James Franklin, Penn State Football Recruiting

Penn State Football suffered a decommitment from its 2025 recruiting class on Friday. Omari Gaines, a 3-star safety from New Jersey, posted on X that he is stepping away from his commitment to the Nittany Lions. According to Brian Dohn of 247 Sports, sources described Gaines’ decommitment ‘as an amicable decision on both sides.’ “I … Read more

Penn State Football 2025 Recruiting: Top Commits, Targets Shine in Rankings Update

Penn State Football, Penn state Football Recruiting, James Franklin

One of the premiere recruiting services updated its 2025 player rankings on Monday, and Penn State Football was a big winner of the update. On3 updated its top 300 recruits on Monday afternoon and multiple Penn State commits and top remaining targets saw a big jump in their rating. Let’s start with the commits. New … Read more