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Penn State Football Out in Full Force Recruiting Western PA This Weekend

Penn State coach James Franklin

Prior to their game on Saturday against Indiana, Penn State football will have a huge presence in Western Pennsylvania on Friday.

A source tells Nittany Sports Now that head coach James Franklin and assistant coach Terry Smith will be spending the day visiting existing Penn State commitments but also going to see others who hold offers and ones that could be receiving offers.

In terms of where they are headed, NSN is told that during the day, the Penn State duo will be heading to Central Catholic, Latrobe, Belle Vernon, Fort Cherry, Gateway, North Catholic, Aliquippa and Imani Christian.

Looking at those schools, here are the players that hold Penn State offers, along with players they might be interested in.

Central Catholic

-2024 4-star linebacker Anthony Speca (current Penn State commitment).
-2025 athlete Bradley Gompers
-2026 linebacker Colsen Gatten (Penn State offer)
-2027 cornerback Larry Moon III (Penn State offer)
-2024 3-star wide receiver Peter Gonzalez (current Penn State commitment)
-2025 defensive back Xxavier Thomas


-2025 linebacker Alex Tatsch

Belle Vernon

-2024 4-star athlete Quinton Martin (current Penn State commitment)

Fort Cherry

-2026 athlete Matt Sieg (Penn State offer)

North Catholic

-2025 4-star tight end/defensive end Brady O’Hara (current Penn State commitment)

Imani Christian

-2025 4-star linebacker Dayshaun Burnett (Penn State offer)
-2026 3-star defensive back David Davis (Penn State offer)
-2027 athlete Gabriel Jenkins (Penn State offer)


-2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes (current Penn State commitment)


-2025 defensive back Kenny Lewis.

Following those morning and afternoon visits that will take them all throughout the WPIAL, NSN is told that they plan on attending two games in the evening before flying back to State College later that evening. Franklin and Smith will be at the game between Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Forward along with Gateway vs. Central Catholic.

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