Coach James Franklin put an exclamation mark on what was already a great day by getting a commitment from Zion Tracy, a three-star ATH from St. Thomas More Prep in Oakdale, Connecticut.
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Tracy watched Penn State’s 46-10 win over Ohio on his official visit, and hours later, made his commitment official.
This commitment comes a week after Tracy received an official scholarship offer from Penn State and more than a month after Penn State’s initial offer.
Penn State in the top four for Tracy along with fellow Big Ten school Rutgers, Syracuse and Buffalo.
In 2021, Tracy (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) scored 10 total touchdowns and had 500 yards receiving playing for Long Island Lutheran High School, where the Hempstead, New York, native played his first three seasons. He has 13 total offers and has caught the attention of some power five schools.
Last month, Tracy told Nittany Sports Now how excited he was to see a game in Beaver Stadium.
”I honestly don’t know what I’m looking forward to,” Tracy said. “I just can’t wait to be shocked.”
It’s not yet known how shocked Tracy was, but Penn State impressed him enough for him to commit.
Tracy is the 20th player to commit to Penn State’s 2022 class. If he’s a cornerback in college, he’d join Lamont Payne and Elliot Washington III as CB commits. If he decides to play receiver, he’ll join Ejani Shakir and Carmelo Taylor.
Weeks before committing, Tracy told NSN some of the things he liked about Penn State.
“I like that they’re Big Ten. Their culture with the teammates is great… before they even offered me, they were talking to me like I’m one of their kids already.”
If Tracy signs, he’ll be one of Penn State’s kids starting in 2023.