Deyvid Palepale, Class of 2024 three-star in-state defensive tackle will be making an official visit to Penn State this weekend, he tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Happy Valley Bound🤩 pic.twitter.com/Ps4JzXz4WB
— Deyvid Palepale (@deyvid_palepale) May 31, 2023
Palepale (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. He moved out to play high school football for Hempfield High School in Landisville, Pennsylvania.
Palepale is the No. 22 player in Pennsylvania, the No. 76 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 747 overall player according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s is the cousin of Detroit Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell, and brothers Noah and Nephi Sewell of the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, respectively.
This upcoming visit from Palepale— who’s favored by all the recruiting sites to commit to Michigan, where he will be visiting next weekend— will be important. Penn State could make Palepale wait a little bit longer to make a commitment , and it can make its next move on the high upside defensive lineman.
Palepale also plays offensive tackle for Hempfield. He was named first-team 6A all-state by the Pennsylvania Football Writers, earned the Lancastre-Lebanon League Outstanding Lineman of the Year, and Section One Lineman of the Year by coaches of the league.
In Palepale, Penn State’s is looking to land its first interior defensive lineman in its 2024 recruiting class and would also keep a prospect from one of its biggest competitors.