Penn State picks up verbal pledge from 4-star DL
Penn State’s 2019 class might’ve gotten off to a slow start, but it’s rolling now.
The Lions got commitments from five recruits rated 4-stars or better in the last six weeks, and on Friday, they added a sixth.
Four-star defensive lineman Hakeem Beamon announced his verbal commitment to Penn State:
I want to thank God, my family, my trainer and L. C. Bird for everything thing they’ve done for me. I also want to thank every team that recruited me. With all that being said, I would like to announce that I’m committed to Penn State University ⚪️🔵🦁 #WeAre #WildDogs 🐾 pic.twitter.com/BW94nX3wih
— Hakeem Beamon (@hakeem_beamon) June 1, 2018
The 6-3, 254-pound recruit is the No. 17 defensive end and the No. 235 player overall in the 2019 class.
He has a loaded list of offers which include Alabama, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. The No. 7 recruit in the state of Virginia was once a North Carolina pledge, but he backed off his commitment in March.
It’s another nice addition for Penn State, which didn’t have a defensive lineman recruit in its 2019 class. The Lions now have the No. 3 class in the B1G and the No. 15 class nationally.
Including Penn State’s two top recruits Brandon Smith and Devyn Ford, the Lions already have verbal commitments from 3 of the top 7 recruits in the state of Virginia.