Phil Picciotti, a four-star linebacker out of Perkasie, Pa has named Penn State in his top 12 list of schools. Picciotti also has Wisconsin, Northwestern, Michigan, Illinois, Michigan State, USC, Auburn, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, and Nebraska on his wish list.
The 6-3, 230-pound athlete out of Pennridge High School also played running back averaging six yards a carry while recording 144 tackles, 19 tackles, one sack, and two forced fumbles for the Rams.
His play earned him 2021 First Team All-State Writer’s Choice and coaches selection. Picciotti was also a First-Team All-Suburban One League selection in the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
According to 24Sports composite rankings, Picciotti is the No. 8 recruit in Pennsylvania, the No. 33 linebacker in the nation, and the No. 361 ranked player in the Class of 2023. He also has a connection to the Nittany Lions team as current defensive end Nick Tarburton also went to Pennridge.
Picciotti is a popular recruit among Big Ten schools as the Nittany Lions are among seven schools from the conference that appear on his top 12 list. With that being said, according to both Rivals.com Future Cast and 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions, they have him going to Penn State, but his recruitment is 100% open.