Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

2018 DE Micah Parsons Commits To Penn State

by: Cade Reed

James Franklin has landed his first commitment in the class of 2018, and it’s a big one.

Micah Parsons, a five-star defensive end from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Central Dauphin) finally pulled the trigger and committed to Penn State on Saturday after multiple visits since the beginning of the season. Rumor has it that Parsons tried to commit during this year’s Lasch Bash, the annual barbecue Penn State Football hosts for its blue-chip recruits. Being that Parsons is only now just finishing his sophomore year in high school, Franklin rebuffed his commitment, telling him to wait it out and think it through. Time didn’t change anything for Parsons, who has had Penn State on his radar for a long time.

Parsons, a 6-foot-1, 225 pound sophomore, is the most highly ranked recruit to be brought in under Coach Franklin and his staff. Currently, he is ranked as the third best player in the country by 247 Sports. He is also ranked as the number one defensive end in the country, and the best player in Pennsylvania. Parsons was an AAAA all-state player as a freshman at Central Dauphin, an unimaginably difficult feat.

Long behind us is the recruiting strategy of Joe Paterno – only recruiting one class at a time. While this rewarded his teams handsomely through his tenure here, the internet age brought with it new recruiting tactics that left Paterno in the dust. Franklin’s ability to recruit on this level (Parsons has offers from five programs already, with more from every major program in the country surely to come) is a great sign for Penn State going forward.

You can watch Parsons’ dominant highlights here.

Welcome to the family, Micah!

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Staff

Posts from the all-student staff of Onward State.

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
56.8kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Onward State

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Michigan State

Our staffers unanimously expect James Franklin’s squad to secure its first 10-win season since 2019.

Onward State Gives Thanks 2022

Staff Picks: Penn State Football Players We Want On Our Turkey Bowl Team

No. 11 Penn State Handles Michigan State 35-16 In Regular-Season Finale

Behind Sean Clifford’s four touchdowns, the Nittany Lions overcame a weak third quarter to land their tenth win of the season.

No. 11 Penn State Handles Michigan State 35-16 In Regular-Season Finale

Behind Sean Clifford’s four touchdowns, the Nittany Lions overcame a weak third quarter to land their tenth win of the season.

Gameday Coverage: No. 11 Penn State vs. Michigan State

Here’s everything you need to know about Penn State’s regular-season finale.

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Michigan State

Our staffers unanimously expect James Franklin’s squad to secure its first 10-win season since 2019.

 
Send this to a friend