Twin brothers Jacob Smith and Jerod Smith, both Class of 2024 four-star athletes out of The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, have narrowed their school choice down to ten, and Penn State made the list.
Penn State is in the running along with Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, and Texas. Jacob (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) is the top player in Connecticut, the ninth-ranked edge rusher, and the No. 97 player nationally, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Jerod (6-foot-3, 265-pounds) is the third-ranked player in Connecticut, the No. 23 defensive lineman, and the No. 220 player nationally according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Jacob is a talented player off the edge that has closing speed o chase ball carriers up the field and has the length to shed blockers. He has the frame to get to 250 pounds when he gets in a college weight room.
Jerod has the combination of power, speed, and agility that scouts, and power five coaches covet at the defensive tackle position. He plays with a low pad level and a low center of gravity that shows up on tape. He has lined up at the defensive end, nose tackle, and three-technique defensive tackle at The Loomis Chaffee School.
The twins will likely commit to the same school in August for their birthday, so there is time for Penn State to set up a visit.