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Smeltzer’s 7: Breaking Down Penn State Football’s Un-Committed Official Visitors This Weekend

Another official visit weekend is here for Penn State. Nittany Sports Now already broke down the ’24 PSU commits that are on campus this weekend. But what about the uncommitted?

Here are seven prospects that will are giving Happy Valley a look on Penn State’s dime.

NICK MARSH

Earlier this week, Penn State landed in the top five for Marsh. Marsh is a Class of 2024 consensus four-star recruit. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Marsh is a four-star recruit on all four major recruiting outlets (ESPN, 247Sports, On3 and Rivals).

He previously was committed to Michigan State. Marsh de-committed back in March, one day before taking an unofficial visit to Auburn. He’s scheduled an official visit with Auburn, but left it 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).

JAMONTA WALLER 

Penn State is getting perhaps its most prominent official visitor of the 2024 recruiting cycle this weekend.

Jamonta Waller, a five-star DE/OLB from Mississippi’s Picayune Memorial High School, will be in Happy Valley June 9-11, he tweeted Tuesday night.

Penn State’s currently in Waller’s top 10, which he released last month.

Also making the cut were Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M. He visited Auburn this past weekend and has visits planned to Florida (June 16) Georgia (June 23) and Texas A&M (July 28). Penn State offered Waller Oct. 31.

JAMEER GRIMSLEY

Penn State was the first Power Five school to offer Grimsley, a four-star CB from Florida’s Tampa Catholic High School.

Soon after the offer back in January, Grimsley spoke with Nittany Sports Now and said getting the offer “meant a lot” to him.”

“I knew that Penn State is a good academic school and that’s important because I take academics very seriously as I currently have a 4.3 GPA,” Grimsley told NSN.

“The offer was special because (Cornerbacks) Coach (Terry) Smith was very genuine when offering me and seemed like he really cared. The moment meant a lot because it showed me that I was finally being seen by someone, especially such a prestigious school like Penn State. I’m very, very appreciative.”

“Getting the offer yesterday was though a bit of a surprise to me. They had been following me and had come out to see me in person before and seemed interested but when he told me, I was a bit surprised.”

Grimsley took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend. Next weekend, he plans to be at Florida State, and he has consecutive visits scheduled to Alabama and Michigan after that.

NIGEL SMITH II

Smith II, a Class of 2024 consensus four-star defensive lineman out of Melissa, Texas, has Penn State in his top eight. 

Penn State’s in the running with Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Rutgers, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Smith (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) is the No. 15 player in Texas, the No. 11 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 75 overall prospect nationally, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Smith is a highly productive player playing on Melissa’s defensive line playing on the edge, nose tackle, and the three-technique. Smith has a diverse move set that makes him a problem for opposing offensive linemen. He has the frame to get bigger to play whatever position that is needed when he gets to school.

After his Penn State visit, Smith will visit Oklahoma on June 16-18 and Texas A&M from June 23-25. He plans on visiting Texas the weekend of Sept. 1-3.

VABOU TOURE

Toure is a four-star safety from New Jersey’s Irvington High School. Penn State seems to be the favorite for the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder. Both of 247Sports’ crystal ball projections, placed by national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn and Penn State insider Tyler Calvaruso, have Toure committing to PSU. He also has official visits scheduled to Kentucky (June 13) and Oklahoma (June 16). Penn State offered Toure earlier this month, and it hasn’t taken long for it to emerge as the favorite.

MYLACHI WILLIAMS

Penn State offered Williams, a four-star, 6-foot-5, 210-pound ATH from Monsinger Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in January. Williams got his first offer from Temple not long before that. Since then, he’s received offers from schools such as Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC and West Virginia. He has an official visit to Notre Dame scheduled for next weekend.

Williams was a force for Monsinger Bonner last season, ending the year with 50 tackles and 11 sacks. He’s also played basketball for Monsinger Bonner.

XAVIER PORTER

Porter, a four-star Class of 2024 defensive lineman from Florida’s Tampa Catholic High School, is taking his official visit to Penn State this weekend, he tweeted Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder visited Louisville this past weekend and has OVs scheduled to Kansas (June 15-17) and NC State (June 23).

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