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Class Of 2026 Four-Star Running Back Messiah Mickens Commits To Penn State Football

One word. Future.

Class of 2026 four-star running back Messiah Mickens committed to Penn State football, he announced Saturday via Twitter. Mickens becomes the first commit of the Nittany Lions’ recruiting Class of 2026.

Mickens, who hails from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is ranked as an athlete by 247Sports, which has yet to give him a composite rating. He is the top-ranked player in Pennsylvania in his class, the third-ranked athlete in the country, and slotted as the No. 30 player in the nation.

Standing at 5’10” and 195 pounds, Mickens plays his high school football at Trinity High School. Mickens rushed for 961 yards with 123 carries over the course of 13 games in his freshman year, per MaxPreps. He also recorded 18 rushing touchdowns and 200 receiving yards.

To see what Mickens has done so far in his short high school career, check out his Hudl highlight reel.

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Joe Lister

Joe is a senior journalism major at Penn State and Onward State's managing editor. He writes about everything Penn State, especially its 10-2 football team. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. For dumb stuff, follow him on Twitter (iamjoelister). For serious stuff, email him ([email protected]).

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