James Franklin and his staff wrapped up a weekend of recruiting as Penn State hosted a number of recruits from across the country for unofficial visits.
One of the higher rated uncommitted players on campus was junior Adarius Redmond.
Redmond is a 2023 4-star wide receiver from Powell, Tennessee. Rivals rated Redmond as a Top 175 Junior with offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Kentucky.
Despite being such a sought-after player, Redmond hasn’t really started the process of making many trips. In fact, this was just his third unofficial visit ever, with the other two being to Alabama and Georgia.
Nittany Sports Now caught up with Redmond on Sunday was he was leaving State College to get his immediate thoughts on his visit.
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“One of my reasons for coming was the interest that they’ve been showing in me,” said Redmond. “They offered me and have been showing me as much interest as anyone and then they sent me an invitation to Junior Day. On my visit, I really liked what they showed me about their play calling and how much they throw the ball. I was also impressed with their facilities and their workout, weight room.”
“Something that impressed me a lot that I didn’t really know was how much Penn State throws the ball on offense. We went over all their pass plays and how they call them and their different routes. They were showing how to get open on certain routes against defensive backs and how I can look at defenses and then how to get open on certain routes.”
The Penn State offense are looking to add more playmaking wide receivers to their offensive, especially with the departure of star Jahan Dotson. The Nittany Lions were able to add speedy 4-star wide receiver Kaden Saunders along with Omari Evans, Tyler Johnson and Anthony Ivey in their Class of 2022 and have their radar on Redmond for next season.
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“Some of my strengths are my ability to attack the football and beating my defensive back to go up and get the ball,” said Redmond. “I also run really good routes and show strength when I’m attempting to go get the football.”
In December, Redmond named a Top Five of Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, LSU and Penn State. After what he saw this weekend, the Nittany Lions did nothing to hurt their chances with this talented player. Remond tells NSN that some of his next upcoming visits will be to Kentucky and Texas A&M.