4-star offensive lineman Vega Ioane offered by Penn State

Keegan Pope01/13/22
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Graham (Wash.) Graham-Kapowsin offensive lineman Vega Ioane is one of the top uncommitted interior players in the country, and he added a new school his recruitment on Thursday: Penn State.

Ioane is the No. 526 prospect in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He ranks as the nation’s No. 42 interior offensive lineman and the No. 9 prospect in Washington.

On3 rates him as a four-star prospect and the country’s No. 28 interior offensive lineman.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder was previously committed to Washington under previous head coach Jimmy Lake. But he opted to decommit in mid-December ahead of the Early Signing Period. Vega Ioane visited Minnesota prior to that, and he also has a visit set to UCLA for January 28, the final weekend before the February signing period opens.

Penn State currently has 23 prospects signed and one committed in its 2022 class. But the Nittany Lions are without an interior offensive lineman. Their class ranks No. 7 nationally, according to the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Rankings.