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Penn State recruiting notebook: Signing day primer

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The NCAA football early signing period nearly seven weeks ago was a no-frills event for Penn State. All 15 verbal commitments for the Nittany Lions Class of 2021 promptly signed their letters of intent on the first day of the period – Dec. 16.

Since then, seven of those players have enrolled and are getting a head start on their college football careers, while the other eight signees are expected to join the mix over the summer.

Additionally, the Nittany Lions have put a focus on acquiring talent via the transfer portal, as Penn State has added running back John Lovett, cornerback John Dixon, defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo, defensive end Arnold Ebiketie and offensive guard Eric Wilson.

Penn State has not secured any new commitments in the class since the early period, however, and several notable targets have since come off the board. Still, with the traditional National Signing Day on the horizon on Wednesday, Penn State has one final chance to bolster its class before fully shifting focus to future years.

A handful of Penn State targets announced their decision to head elsewhere during the three-day span for the early signing period.

The most significant was three-star

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