New No. 1: Penn State has nation's top recruiting class for 2022 after Quinn Ewers reclassifies
Ohio State quarterback commit Quinn Ewers announced his decision to re-classify to the class of 2021 on Monday — a choice that will have a big impact on the class of 2022.
With Ewers in the fold for the 2022 cycle, Ohio State had the nation’s No. 1 overall recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite rankings. But now with Ewers moving to 2021, the Buckeyes now have the No. 3 class in that cycle.
Enter Penn State.
The Nittany Lions have had a top-three recruiting class for months, and just had a huge surge of commitments in the month of July. Penn State now has the top class in 2021, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Penn State currently has 24 commitments, so it will be difficult to improve their overall points total in the coming months. Alabama and Ohio State, who round out the top three, each have just 14 commitments so far.
Still, it’s a great position for the Nittany Lions to be in as they begin the 2021 campaign — especially since last year’s recruiting class fell outside the top-20.
Penn State’s top commitment in this class is defensive lineman Dani Dennis-Sutton, who is a 4-star prospect from Owings Mills, Maryland. He’s the No. 49 overall player in this class according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Penn State will be able to officially sign the players in this recruiting class during the Early Signing Period in December.