All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. Here is a profile of second-year safety Mehki Flowers.
Weight: 196 pounds
Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Before Penn State: Flowers came to Penn State from Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, where he was a four-year captain and a state champion in 2020.
Flowers was named to the All-State team in both 2020 and ‘21 and was a semifinalist for Pennsylvania’s “Mr. Football.”
A four-star recruit, Flowers chose Penn State over schools such as Cincinnati, Kentucky, Nebraska, Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. He announced his commitment New Year’s Day, 2021.
2022: Flowers redshirted his first Penn State season, playing in two games.
Where he stands: Flowers is part of a deep safeties group led by safeties coach Anthony Poindexter. Captain Keaton Ellis is coming into his fifth year. Jaylen Reed and Zaire Wheatley, two of Penn State’s top three signees from the 2021 Class, are coming into Year 3. Second-year safety KJ Winston is a player many are excited for as well, and Penn State also has four-stars DaKaari Nelson and King Mack signed from the Class of ‘23.
Flowers is 17 pounds heavier than he was last summer, and we’ll see how much that physical development helps on the field.
A quote by Flowers: ”I want to come down and lay the hammer on the running backs. I had to gain some weight. — Flowers to reporters at Penn State’s second-year player media availability this past February.
A quote about Flowers: ”Mehki, we’ve had an opportunity to see him in 7-on-7 in some camps as well. It’s interesting, at the home visit last week sat down with mom and dad, and dad asked the same question. So we want as many defensive backs with ball skills and length as we can possibly find, and I think these two guys fit those characteristics perfectly. Excited about their future and what they’re going to do.” — coach James Franklin at his post-Early Signing Day 2022 presser