Jaylen Harvey, a Class of 2024 four-star recruit out of Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has narrowed his school choice down to 11, and Penn State made the list.
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Penn State is in the running along with Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pitt, South Carolina, USC, and Tennessee.
Harvey (6-foot-2, 235 pounds) is the number eight player in Maryland, the No. 17 edge rusher, and the No. 241 player nationally, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Harvey has visited Penn State three times already, and all the recruiting sites have Penn State as the favorite to land Harvey as he looks to current Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson as a mentor. Robinson also played high school football at Quince Orchard.
Harvey lined up at multiple positions in the front seven for Quince Orchard. He has a frame that he can put on 15-20 pounds without sacrificing speed and agility. He has proven to use his power moves coming off the edge and his quickness when he lines up on the interior of the line. Harvey still has one more year of high school eligibility left, and his development will be interesting to watch during the camps and showcases that go on during the summer.
There is no timeline for when he will make his decision.