Derrick McFall, a four-star athlete out of Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas, has narrowed his school choice down to seven, and Penn State has made his final list.
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— Derrick “Zer0” Mcfall (@Derrick_mcfall0) November 9, 2022
Penn State, along with Alabama, Auburn, Miami, Texas, Texas A&M, and TCU are in the running for McFall. McFall is the No. 15 player in Texas, the No. 19 athlete, and the No. 122 player nationally, according to 247Sports. Penn State made McFall an offer in April.
This past season, McFall played in three games at quarterback, completing 27 for 57 passes for 445 yards and four passing touchdowns without an interception. He rushed for 218 yards on 44 carries and a rushing touchdown to go along with 18 receptions for 226 yards and caught a touchdown. He has also played cornerback for the Lions, and also plays basketball, and runs track for Tyler High School.
A lot of schools are recruiting McFall as a running back, but there is no concrete position that he is projected to play at the college level. However, he is a good punt returner that can contribute to the return game until a program sorts out his position.
According to On3 Sports Recruiting Prediction Machine, Texas A&M is the favored to land McCall with a 47.1 percent chance, followed by Texas with a 34.5 percent chance. However, there is a long way to go in the recruiting process, and he has not visited Penn State yet.
Penn State has only one commit in the 2024 recruiting cycle, Cooper Cousins, an offensive tackle out of McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania.