Tyriq Blanding made Penn State’s highly ranked 2023 recruiting class even better.

The Middle Village, New York, defensive lineman committed to the Nittany Lions over offers from Michigan, Arizona State and Boston College, among others. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound lineman is ranked as the state of New York’s No. 1 overall prospect and ranked as the nation’s No. 89 defensive lineman for the class of ’23, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Blanding made his commitment known via Twitter, where he shared the following commitment video.


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Penn State’s 2023 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 3 overall with just 13 commitments. Five-star offensive lineman Alex Birchmeier headlines the class. Birchmeier is ranked as the nation’s No. 32 overall prospect.

Blanding became Penn State’s second defensive line commitment for the class and the first from the Empire State. You can watch his highlights below: