Penn State’s 2022 recruiting class is loaded with the top talent in the state of Pennsylvania, and Nittany Lions head coach is already off to a great in-state start with the 2023 class.
2023 three-star tight end Joey Schlaffer from Exeter Township in Reading, Pennsylvania announced his commitment to Penn State on Friday via Twitter. Schlaffer (6-foot-6, 210 pounds) picked the Lions over Arizona State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, UCONN, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
— Joey Schlaffer (@joey_schlaffer) October 23, 2021
The huge junior tight end leads Exeter in receiving this season, racking up 533 yards and four touchdowns on just 28 receptions in seven games. Exeter is 6-3 so far this season, ranked 14th in PIAA’s Class 5-A, according to MaxPreps.
Schlaffer is rated as the 347th-ranked recruit in the nation, coming in as the 22nd-ranked tight end and the 11th-ranked recruit in Pennsylvania. Rivals rates him as the 18th-ranked tight end and the 10th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.
Schlaffer is the second recruit from Pennsylvania to commit to the Lions’ 2023 class, joining three-star cornerback Lamont Payne.
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