Penn State is going to have a tough time topping 2016.

Winning a B1G Championship and getting to the Rose Bowl after a 2-2 start made for as fulfilling a year as the Lions could’ve hoped for.

So fittingly, they rolled into 2017 with some more good news.

Right after midnight, the Lions picked up a commitment from four-star 2018 safety Isaiah Humphries:

The Sasche, Tex. recruit picked Penn State over the likes of Cal, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Utah and Vanderbilt. Humphries is the No. 19 safety and the No. 226 player overall in the 2018 class.

Humphries’ pledge continued a family tradition. His father, Leonard, played for the Lions in the early 1990s and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.

As a junior, Humphries racked up 51 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns as a free safety.

He’ll join a 2018 recruiting class that’s already loaded with talent. Humphries was the seventh 2018 Penn State pledge rated four stars or better, which is why the Lions currently top the 247sports class rankings.