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Penn State Recruiting: 2025 commit breakdown

hunterby:Hunter Shelton07/07/24


Penn State once again finished inside the top 20 of the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Rankings in 2024. James Franklin and the Nittany Lions are on pace for something greater in the 2025 cycle, however.

With July underway, Penn State continues to push for a top-10 class. The Big Ten program currently checks in at No. 14 in the nation and No. 3 in-conference, as of July 7.

The Nittany Lions have 21 commits after a big June. Franklin and his staff continue to make hay recruiting in the Northeast, as well as elsewhere around the country.

Penn State Class Breakdown

Penn State landed seven four-star commitments in June. Headlining the slew of blue-chip additions is Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star cornerback Daryus Dixson, the No. 141 overall prospect in the nation.

Dixson is one of four top-200 recruits in the mix for the Nittany Lions. Sugar Land (Texas) Fort Bend Christian four-star linebacker Max Granville and Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph’s four-star cornerback Jahmir Joseph each also pledged in June. Latrobe (Pa.) Greater four-star linebacker Alex Tatsch has been in the class since Feb. 4.

Shawnee (Kan.) Mill Valley four-star EDGE Jayden Woods is a top-five player in the Sunflower State, while Philadelphia Imhotep four-star running back Jabree Wallace-Coleman is the No. 6 prospect in Pennsylvania. Both are just outside the top 200 overall.

Four additional four-stars are featured in the class: Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist EDGE Cortez Harris, Powhatan (Va.) tight end Matt Henderson, Baltimore McDonogh wide receiver Jeff Exinor and Pittsburgh Imani Christian four-star LB Dayshaun Burnett.

Top PSU Offensive Commit: RB Jabree Wallace-Coleman

The 6-foot, 210-pound tailback joined the PSU class on June 22. Last season for Imhotep, Wallace-Coleman ran for 1,585 yards and 28 touchdowns. He’s accumulated over 400 carries and 48 total scores across his three high school seasons thus far.

On3 ranks Wallace-Coleman higher than other recruiting services. He checks in at No. 153 overall, No. 10 at the RB position and No. 7 in the Keystone State, per the 2025 On300.

“I have a great relationship with Coach [Ja’Juan] Seider and Coach Deion [Barnes],” Wallace-Coleman previously told BWI. “Also, whenever I’ve been up there, I talk to Coach [James] Franklin a lot. He gives me good vibes. But they really try to build trust and keep in communication with me. They check in with me a lot and are always checking on me. I think with them, it’s bigger than football.”

Top PSU Defensive Commit: CB Daryus Dixson

Dixson logged his official visit to PSU on June 7 and wasted no time, making his decision soon after. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back is the No. 141 overall prospect and No. 15 corner in the nation.

He broke down his decision with On3’s Chad Simmons:

“It is about family there. That was big, and the relationships are genuine, so that had an impact on my decision. Then it was about player development. That is big for me, too. I trust in the coaches and believe they can get me to where I want to be.

…When I got out there and saw everything with my family, it looked good, the relationships were strong and I decided Penn State was where I wanted to be.”