Penn State receives verbal pledge from talented CB out of Connecticut
Penn State is now up to eight commitments in its 2021 recruiting class after landing one of the top talents from the state of Connecticut on Friday.
Three-star cornerback Jeffrey Davis Jr. announced his decision to commit to Penn State on Friday. He’s listed as the No. 2 player out of the state of Connecticut and received offers from eight Power Five programs during the recruiting process. Davis made his announcement via Twitter.
“I am truly blessed to be able to bring my hard work and dedication to Penn State University for the next few years of my life, where I will continue my academic and athletic journey,” Davis wrote. “I would like to thank Coach Franklin and the rest of the coaching staff for believing in me and gifting me with this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Davis is the fifth player to commit to Penn State in the last week, helping give James Franklin and his staff a nice boost in the recruiting rankings recently. The month of April, even with its limitations, has been a huge recruiting month for several programs.
According to 247Sports, Davis is ranked as the No. 39 cornerback in this year’s cycle and comes in at No. 530 overall. The 6-foot, 170-pound native of West Hartford picked Penn State over offers from Michigan, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee and Rutgers, among others.
Penn State’s 2021 class now ranks 15th nationally.