Penn State up to a dozen commits in 2021 class after pledge from in-state athlete
Penn State is now up to a dozen commitments with its 2021 recruiting class.
The Nittany Lions received a verbal pledge from three-star athlete Lonnie White on Thursday evening. The Malvern, Pennsylvania native made his announcement with a post on Twitter.
“Thank you to Coach Franklin and the rest of the staff for the opportunity to play in front of the best fans in the nation,” White wrote. “Most of all I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity to further my athletic and academic career at Penn State University!!”
100% Committed ⚪️🔵🦁 @coachjfranklin @CoachStubbs @CoachTerryPSU @CoachGueriera @CoachHilliard16 pic.twitter.com/1geOGmIxXo
— Lonnie White Jr (@lonwhite10) May 7, 2020
White is listed as the No. 14 player from the state of Pennsylvania, per 247Sports’ Composite rankings. He’s also ranked as the No. 53 athlete in the 2021 recruiting cycle and one of the top 700 overall prospects in the class.
At 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, White brings a great frame to Penn State and has the athleticism to play multiple positions on the field. At the high school level, he’s already played receiver and quarterback with the versatility to join the defensive secondary, as well. He’s a three-sport athlete and 247Sports raves about his high football IQ.
White received more than 20 offers on the recruiting trail, but selected Penn State over other Power Five programs like Boston College, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers and Tennessee, among others.
Penn State’s 2021 class is now approaching the top 10, sitting at No. 11 nationally. The Nittany Lions currently sit fourth in the B1G with the class.