Penn State’s 2023 Recruiting Class Is on the Move

Penn State’s 2023 Recruiting Class Is on the Move

Three-star receiver Yazeed Haynes joins the class, and 3-star lineman Joshua Miller switches course.

Penn State’s 2023 recruiting class has undergone some change, adding a player once committed to Rutgers and losing a commit to Georgia in the span of 24 hours.

Yazeedhaynes, a three star wide receiver from North Penn (Pa.), High, made his commitment to Penn State Sunday. Haynes was one of many prospects who visited Penn State on Sunday. Haynes originally committed to Rutgers, but he changed his mind in May.

Haynes briefly gave Penn State a 13-player 2023 class, which ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten, and No. 3 nationally, according to 247Sports. On Monday, however, the Lions’ class returned to 12 players, as offensive lineman Joshua Miller switched his commitment from Penn State to Georgia.

Haynes continued the roundtable world in recruiting, with players committing and decommitting to play for college football positions. As you will recall, none of this is binding until December’s Signing Day.

Haynes (6-2, 170) helped North Penn to an 11-1 record last season, then made quite an impact on the camp circuit recently. He was the receivers MVP at the Rivals camp , Philadelphia in May. He also scored more points at a Penn State camp earlier in this month. This performance earned Haynes an offer from Penn State and an official visit this weekend. He was also offered by Boston College, Maryland, and Minnesota, among others.

Miller changed his mind six months after he committed to Penn State. Three-star Life Christian Academy linebacker, Miller, committed to Penn State in December. He has visited campus several times, including on a Junior Day trip in January.

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However, Miller (6-5, 320) also continued to receive offers, including one from Georgia in May. He chose the Bulldogs and the Lions were left to search for an interior offensive lineman.

Penn State’s 2023 class remains rich with talented linemen. The Lions have commitments from Alex Birchmeier, a five-star prospect and Virginia’s top-ranked player according to 247Sports, and Jven Williams, 247Sports’ No. 1 player from Pennsylvania. Anthony Donkoh, a three-star Virginia offensive tackle, is also part of the class.

With 12 commits, Penn State ranks No. 2 in the 2023 Big Ten recruiting rankings, according to 247Sports, and No. 5 overall. Northwestern has the Big Ten’s top-ranked recruiting class with 18 commitments.

The Lions have five committed players who have received either 4- or 5-star grades, according to 247Sports.

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