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
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-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.