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Rankings: Where Does Penn State Football’s 2025 Class Stand After Alvin Henderson’s De-Commitment?

Penn State head Coach James Franklin
Photo by Jordan Leneberg, Nittany Sports Now: James Franklin

Penn State lost some of its recruiting momentum  early Friday afternoon.

After landing three commitments within 10 days, Penn State lost a member of its 2025 class when four-star RB Alvin Henderson flipped to Auburn.

When it was reported by On3 that Henderson was trending to flip to Auburn, it felt like just a matter of time before Henderson made it official.

The time was early Friday afternoon, when Henderson revealed his decision to John Garcia of

“I’ve flipped from Penn State,” Henderson told Garcia. “I’m ready to work with the guys that’s already committed, staying in-state and take over the SEC. I’ve always felt sure about Auburn.”

In the previous 10+ days, Penn State received commitments from Branch, 4-star cornerback Jahmir Joseph and 4-star cornerback Daryus Dixson, Jr.

This bodes well for the future of Penn State’s secondary, as well as the recruiting abilities of CB coach Terry Smith and safeties coach Anthony Poindexter.

Before Henderson flipped, Penn State was ranked No. 7 by Rivals, nine by 247 and 12th by On3.

Where does it stand now?


PSU’s previous ranking: No. 7 

1) Ohio State (2502 points)
2) Notre Dame (2425)
3) Alabama (1969)
4) Wisconsin (1795)

5) Auburn (1784)

6) Oklahoma (1773)
7) Rutgers (1725)

8) LSU (1715)

9) Texas A&M (1662)

10) Georgia (1646)

11) Clemson (1626

12) PSU (1707)


Previous ranking: No. 9
1) Ohio State (288 points)
2) Notre Dame (264)
3) Alabama (260)

4) Auburn (244)

5) Georgia (241)
6) Clemson (237)

7) LSU (234)
8) Oklahoma (233)
9) Texas A&M (229)
10) Rutgers (224)

11) Wisconsin (215.77)

12) Penn State (215.75)


Previous ranking: No. 12
1) Ohio State (94.53 points)
2) LSU (92.73)
3) Alabama (92.27)
4) Georgia (92.26)
5) Clemson (91.93)
6) Notre Dame (91.88)
7) Auburn (91.50)

8) Oregon (91.09)
9) Texas A&M (91.05)
10) Oklahoma (90.50)
11) USC (90.37)
12) Texas (89.86)

13) Tennessee (89.73)
14) Penn State (89.56)

So Penn State certainly dropped off a little bit from where it was before Henderson committed. With that said, the program is currently hosting four-star RB Jabree Wallace-Coleman, an in-state product from Philly’s famous Imhotep Charter, in an official visit this weekend. If PSU can land Wallace-Coleman, it might well shoot back up the boards.

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