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Penn State All 105: Joseph Mupoyi Looking to Make Most of Journey

Photo courtesy of Joseph Mupoyi's Twitter account.

All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. This edition will look at true freshman DL Joseph Mupoyi.

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 253 pounds

Hometown: Kinshasa, DR of the Congo

Before Penn State: Mupoyi comes to Penn State after a successful career, first at Archbishop Carroll (2021) and then the St. Thomas More School  (2022). He helped each team to a state championship. Mupoyi ended his senior season with
14 sacks, 12 tackles for loss and 54 total tackles. A four-star recruit, Mupoyi was one of the last players to commit to Penn State’s 2023 Class, announcing it  a little more than a week before signing day.

Where he stands: James Franklin said in his media day press conference that Penn State has five defensive ends that it can win with. He didn’t mention any names, but it’s likely that the five are Chop Robinson, Adisa Isaac, Dani-Dennis Sutton, Amin Vanover and Zuriah Fisher. So Mupoyi probably won’t be needed much as a true freshman, but if he lives up to his upside, he could be a solid player for Penn State down the road.

A quote by Mupoyi: ”I like Penn State. I love (Coach) James Franklin because everything he says is true.” — Mupoyi to 247Sports on his commitment.

A quote about Mupoyi: ”He’s a really neat, unique kid. Came to this country to play basketball. Ended up changing to football. Has kind of blown up. He really reminds me in some ways of Jayson Oweh. I’m not saying that to be pressure on him because Jayson ended up being a first-round draft pick. Similar body type, basketball background. He was a really good pickup.” — coach James Franklin on Mupoyi at his post-signing day presser


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