The post-Early Signing Day rankings are in, and Penn State has landed another strong recruiting class.
The Penn State 2023 Class didn’t place in the top 10 of the recruiting rankings like last year’s did, but all three major recruiting outlets have it in the top 15.
Coach James Franklin’s class ranks No. 14 according to 247Sports, 15 according to Rivals and 14 according to On3Sports.
Only Ohio State ranks ahead of Penn State, coming in at No. 5 on 247 and On3 and No. 4 on Rivals. Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan came in at No. 16 on 247, No. 17 on Rivals and No. 19 on On.3.
Michigan State was the last Big Ten team to crack the top 25 in any of the outlets, placing 23rd on 247 and 21st on On.3. Rivals wasn’t as kind to Sparty, placing it 37th. Nationally, all three outlets had Alabama’s recruiting class as the best in the country along with fellow SEC power Georgia at No. 2. On3 has Miami at No. 3 and Texas at four, and 247 has those rankings flipped. Rivals has Texas at three, Ohio State at four and Miami at five.
Penn State’s 2022 class, which already has made a big impact after just one regular season, finished the early signing period ranked No. 8 on 247 and No. 7 on Rivals and On3. In 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, which takes all major outlets into consideration, Penn State finished No. 13 for this year’s cycle following a No. 6 finish last year.
The top five for the composite rankings this year following Early Signing Day are Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Miami and Ohio State.