The recruiting battle for Tyseer Denmark’s signature will come down to a battle between Big Ten rivals and a school from way, way across the country from his native Philadelphia.
Denmark, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound 2024 four-star wide receiver from Roman Catholic High in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has narrowed a list of 32 offers to just Penn State, Ohio State and Oregon.
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Denmark narrowed a list that included the likes of Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, West Virginia and Wisconsin to his finalists.
His Nov. 24 decision comes after Denmark has made visits to Ohio State back in April and Penn State, twice since the turn of the year and most recently for the 45-17 win over Minnesota on Oct. 22. He hasn’t made a visit out to Eugene to visit Oregon’s campus.
While it appears that Ohio State has the leg up in landing his commitment, with both 247Sports and Rivals currently leaning toward Ohio State, Denmark has been complimentary of Penn State’s efforts in making him feel like a top priority.
“I think Penn State just did a great job recruiting me,” Denmark told NSN in April. “I know where I stand with them as far as being a top priority. The thought of playing at home interests me. I think it was a no brainer for them to be in my Top Five based off the relationship that we have established. From a football standpoint, they have everything that I’m looking for. They have a great following, great coaching staff.”
Denmark racked up a team-leading 35 receptions for 665 yards (19 yards per reception) and seven touchdowns in just six recorded games for Roman Catholic as a junior this season — playing alongside four-star Penn State defensive line commit Jameial Lyons.
247Sports rates Denmark as the 131st-ranked recruit in the class (28th-ranked wide receiver and third-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while Rivals rates him as the 125th-raked recruit in the class (17th-ranked wide receiver and fifth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).
He will be making his decision on Thursday, Nov. 24.
If Denmark commits to Penn State, he will join four-star offensive lineman Cooper Cousins (Erie, Pennsylvania) as the early commits in PSU’s class of 2024.