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Class of ’24 WR Jack Ressler has Penn State in Top 5

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin Penn State Nittany Lions Band November 12, 2022 David Hague/NSN

Jack Ressler, a three-star Class of 2024 receiver from California’s famous Mater Dei High School, has Penn State in his top five, he tweeted Sunday evening. 

Penn State made the cut along with Arizona State, Boise State, Oregon and Oregon State.

“The White Mamba,” listed at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, is a four-star, according to ESPN. Penn State offered him in February, and he’s since received offers from schools such as Colorado State, Purdue, Oregon State and UNLV. Ressler also has offers from schools such as Colorado, Florida State, Hawaii, Jackson State, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, USC and Wisconsin. 

PSU doesn’t have a receiver committed in its 2024 Class yet. The closest thing is probably Quinton Martin, a high-end four-star from Belle Vernon High School near Pittsburgh. Martin is listed as an ATH and can play multiple positions at the college level, but as of now, he’s projected to play running back at Penn State. Penn State has only one receiver signed to the ’23 Class, four-star Carmelo Taylor Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Virginia. Penn State has a new receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator, Marques Hagans. Hagans replaced Taylor Stubblefield, who Penn State fired in January. 

This news comes the same day that top 65 ’24 player Drelon Miller, another receiver, announced that he has PSU in his top 9. PSU is a finalist along with Duke, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC. 

Coach James Franklin’s program offered Miller, a 6-foot-2, 198-pounder from Silsbee High School in Texas, last month. 

Miller had 1,401 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns on 59 receptions for Silsbee last season, per 247sports. He’s the No. 65 overall player in the country from the ’24 Class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. 247Composite also has him as the No. 13 receiver in the country and the No. 13 player in Texas. Miller is also a basketball player who averaged 17.5 points per game as a sophomore, per 247. 

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