Penn State’s 2022 recruiting class is already the best in the nation, and if things go well, the Nittany Lions could have a very strong start to the 2023 class very soon.
Four-star linebacker Raylen Wilson from Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida has narrowed his list of offers to just five schools, On3Recruits reported Thursday afternoon, and Penn State has made the cut. Wilson (6-foot-2, 210 pounds) is one of the most sought-after recruits in the cycle.
BREAKING: Four-Star LB Raylen Wilson is down to 5️⃣ Schools, he tells @On3Recruits
The 6’2 210 LB from Tallahassee, FL is ranked as the #1 LB in the 2023 Class (#42 NATL) per On3.
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) September 16, 2021
Wilson has offers from nearly every major program in the country, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, USC and more.
On3Recruits’ Hayes Fawcett spoke with Wilson, getting his thoughts on his Penn State relationship:
“With Penn State, they always talk about LBU. And I’m starting to believe it. Micah Parsons is a guy that comes to mind as a guy that strengthens that claim.”
Just a junior at Lincoln this season, Wilson has already jumped out to a blazing start. In three games, he’s recorded 32 tackles (18 solo), four tackles for loss, two sacks and two passes defended. Additionally, he’s returned four punts for 174 yards with a long of 78 yards.
According to 247Sports, Wilson is the 74th-ranked recruit in the nation, slotting in as the sixth-ranked linebacker and the 17th-ranked recruit from Florida. Rivals is a bit more hesitant on Wilson, rating him as the 151st-ranked recruit in the nation, rated as the 10th-ranked outside linebacker and the 32nd-ranked recruit from Florida.
Neither 247Sports nor Rivals has projected Wilson yet, so his commitment is still up in the air between the five schools.