Penn State Class of 2023 OL commit J’ven Williams is good at what he does.
People previously unfamiliar with the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder from Wyomissing Area High School near Reading, saw what Williams could do Friday night in a viral video of one of his blocks.
Out watching @williams_jven tonight.
— Ryan Snyder (@RyanSnyderOn3) September 16, 2022
In On3Sports’ latest 2023 On300 rankings, Williams is a five-star, the No. 1 interior offensive lineman and the No. 10 overall player in the country.
Willaims committed to Penn State this past February, more than half a year after Penn State’s first 2023 commit, Alex Birchmeier, started things off for the class.
Birchmeier (6-foot-5.5, 275 pounds) is the No. 61 overall player in the On300. The standout from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, is a four-star in On3’s rankings, but a five-star according to 247Sports’ composite ratings.
Penn State’s third and final member of On3’s top 100 is King Mack, a four-star safety from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mack comes in at No. 98, cracking the top 100 after being ranked No. 126 in the last On300.
Mack is also the No. 9 safety in the country and the No. 21 player in Florida according to On3.
Linebacker commit Tony Rojas (6-foot-2.5, 195 pounds), a four-star from Fairfax High School in Virginia, fell out of the top 100, dropping from 97 to 104.
Mack’s teammate and fellow four-star safety, Conrad Hussey, is No. 210, climbing 91 spots and getting close to the top 200.
Another Penn State commit from Florida, Venice’s Elliot Washington, is No. 131. The 6-foot, 195-pound, four-star corner who was previously committed to Alabama moved up seven spots from his last ranking.
Four-star tight end Andrew Rappleyea (6-foot-4, 230 pounds), came in at No. 156, rising 104 sports and moving into the top 200.
Another riser is Jameial Lyons. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound, four-star defensive end from Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic High School went from No. 264 to No. 169.
A Penn State commit who made an even bigger jump is Exeter Township’s Joey Schlaffer. Schlaffer (6-foot-5, 215 pounds) is a four-star according to On3, and moved from No. 443 all the way to No. 234, making his On300 debut.
Four-star linebacker commit Ta’Mere Robinson fell out of the top 200. Robinson (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) went from No. 146 to No. 251, likely because he hasn’t played a game for Brashear High School this season, still healing from an injury that ended his junior year.
Another big riser among Penn State commits is its newest one. Zion Tracy, a 5-foot-11.5, 170-pound, four-star ATH from St. Thomas More High School in Oakdale, Connecticut, who committed to Penn State Sept. 10 following his official visit, cracked the top 300, moving from No. 477 to No. 253.
Lastly, four-star Anthony Donkoh made his On300 debut. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound offensive lineman from Lightridge High School in Aldie, Virginia, moved from No. 577 to No. 272.