After a weekend visit to attend the football team’s Junior Day, four-star recruits Ryan Bates and Kamonte Carter have committed to Penn State along with two-star safety Jarvis Miller, making the trio the first members of the 2015 class, according to Rivals’ Mike Farrell.
— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) February 15, 2014
— Jarvis Miller (@Jarvis_9) February 15, 2014
Miller was the first recruit to commit tonight, and announced his commitment via a tweet. The two-star safety and running back hails from Windsor Locks H.S. in Suffield, Connecticut. 247Sports.com has him as the composite fourth-best player out of the state. UMass Amherst and Connecticut had also recruited Miller before he chose to take his talents to State College. You can check out his highlights on Hudl.
Bates (pictured above) is an offensive tackle who plays high school ball at Archbishop Wood in Warminster, PA. He is ranked as the composite third-best recruit in the state by 247Sports.com and the 15th-best tackle in the nation. Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop was Bates’ primary recruiter, and he received interest from Miami, Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh, among a total of 16 offers. You can see our newest offensive lineman in action on his Hudl page.
Carter, who plays strong-side defensive end and quarterback at Gaithersburg H.S. in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is ranked as the sixth-best player in his home state and the 22nd-best athlete in the country. He received nine offers from various schools including Michigan State and Nebraska, and garnered interest from Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers, and West Virginia before choosing Penn State. His highlights can also be found on Hudl.
The trio are the first to join Penn State’s 2015 recruiting class. It’s clear that James Franklin & Co. have gotten to work quickly, wasting no time assembling the 2015 class after National Signing Day passed a couple weeks ago. We’ll continue to keep you posted on any and all recruiting news.