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Penn State Football Recruits Weekend Wrap-Up

Over the weekend, the future of Penn State football gave fans plenty to look forward to as high school recruits all around the nation were in action. Here are some of the week’s top performers from the Nittany Lions’ current recruiting classes.

Class of 2017

2017 quarterback commit Sean Clifford was one of many Penn State pledges who impressed this weekend.
2017 quarterback commit Sean Clifford throws during the Elite11 camp. (Via 247Sports)

Sean Clifford- QB, St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH)

After missing the last two games due to a foot injury suffered in the season-opener, Sean Clifford retook his place under center on Friday night to lead St. Xavier to a 34-29 win over Indianapolis Cathedral. The four-start quarterback commit threw for 224 yards and a touchdown and ran for 32 yards and a pair of scores, including the game-winner with 1:29 left to play.

Dylan Rivers- OLB, Sherando (Stephens City, VA)

Even with an all-around stalwart performance on Friday night, Dylan Rivers could not lead Sherando to a win over Eastern View, who routed the Warriors 35-28. Listed on 247Sports as a linebacker recruit, Rivers flashed his versatility and athleticism by tallying 75 all-purpose yards on eight offensive touches and scoring two touchdowns out of the wildcat formation, in addition to recording a double digit tackle total.

Derrek Pitts- ATH, South Charleston (Charleston, WV)

Derrek Pitts made impact plays on both sides of the ball, scoring on a 71-yard catch and run, returning a fumble for a touchdown, and intercepting a pass to help power South Charleston to a 48-7 win over Riverside.

Brelin Faison-Walden- OLB, Grimsley (Greensboro, NC)

Although his team as a defensive unit allowed 46 points to East Forsyth, Brelin Faison-Walden turned in a defensive field day in the blowout loss, recording 1.5 sacks and seven tackles, including 2.5 for a loss.

Mac Hippenhammer- WR, Snider (Fort Wayne, IN)

Mac Hippenhammer was a spark plug on offense and special teams for Snider in in its 23-17 win over Homestead on Friday. The crafty wide receiver returned a punt 49 yards for a touchdown, ran for 52 yards on eight carries, and caught three passes for 19 yards.

Class of 2018

Micah Parsons is one of the hottest defensive recruits in the country.

Micah Parsons-DE, Central Dauphin (Harrisburg, PA)

Despite being a 235-pound defensive end, Micah Parsons, Penn State’s only five-star commit, ran for 27 yards on 6 carries and intercepted a pass as Central Dauphin took down Wilson West-Lawn 24-6 on Saturday.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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