Penn State has landed in the top five for 2024 consensus four-star recruit Nick Marsh (6-foot-3, 200-lbs). Marsh is a four-star recruit on all four of the major recruiting outlets (ESPN, 247Sports, On3 and Rivals).
He previously was committed to Michigan State but de-committed back in March, one day before taking an unofficial visit to Auburn. He has scheduled an official visit with Auburn, but left them out of his top five.
Marsh lists Penn State, Pitt, Michigan State, Oregon and Kansas as his finalists. Last weekend, Marsh made his first official visit to Pitt. Previously, he announced that his others were going to be Penn State (June 9), Kansas (June 14), Auburn (June 16) and Michigan State (June 23). Considering his announcement today, it’s fair to assume that Auburn will be replaced by Oregon.
The industry average rankings put out by On3 Consensus (86) and 247Sports Composite (99) have him fall among the top 100 recruits in the country although both outlets keep him out of their individual top 100s at 137 (On3) and 166 (247Sports).
His industry rankings are buoyed by Rivals value of him, as they have him as the No. 44 overall recruit and No. 8 WR in the nation. ESPN has the lowest ranking of him as the No. 206 overall recruit and No. 27 WR in the class of 2024.
All that being said no outlet has a low value placed on Marsh, with all four placing him among the top four recruits in Michigan and giving him a four-star rating.
On3 is currently predicting Penn State with a 81.3% chance he chooses them. That is based on their algorithm and an insider prediction from Chad Simmons, their director of recruiting.
Rivals is giving him a 100% chance to pick Penn State based on a report from Dylan Callaghan-Croley, the beat writer for their Penn State website who has an 87.1% accuracy rate.
As for 247Sports, they are still predicting Michigan State based on a report by their Michigan State beat writer Sean Scherer, although that report was made prior to his commitment and subsequent de-commitment to Michigan State.
Marsh is from River Rouge High School in River Rouge, Michigan. He’s a three-sport athlete there as he competes in track and field, basketball and football. He’s being recruited by WR coach Marques Hagans at Penn State.