Four-star receiver sets decision date; Penn State in top 5

Penn State has been busy putting together one of the best recruiting classes in the big ten and in the nation for the Class of 2023† After an eventful and rewarding month of June, Penn State is hoping to keep the good news flowing into July. By the end of the month, a key recruiting target will announce its college decision, and Penn State is believed to be in the mix.

Carmelo Taylor, of Roanoke, Virginia, announced on his Twitter account that he will be sharing his college decision with the public on July 25. In that announcement, Taylor revealed his top five schools as the decision looms. Penn State was one of those in the final series, with Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and West Virginia as the others.

Taylor made two official visits in the month of June, with Penn State getting the last chance for an official visit to campus. Taylor’s other official visit was to South Carolina. Judging strictly by his Twitter feed, the trip to Columbia went pretty well, which is part of the reason the Gamecocks are considered one of the top contenders for Taylor’s bet.

While there are currently no crystal ball predictions at 247Sports, the On3 prediction engine gives Virginia Tech (37.0%) and South Carolina (32.3%) a fairly equal chance to receive Taylor’s verbal commitment later in the month. Penn State is third in the running according to the On3 prediction engine with a 27.7% chance of winning the commitment. We may get a better picture of things once crystal ball predictions are formally submitted, but Penn State seems to be looking in from the outside.

There would be nothing like the current Virginia Tech head coach and former Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry would like to do more than “dominate the state” by keeping Taylor close to home and away from the Nittany Lions (and Gamecocks).

Here’s a look at this class of 2023 wide receiver that could fly under the radar for many from Virginia.

Rating

Stars

General

State

Position

247

3

6

48

rivals

ESPN

On3 Recruitment

4

6

42

247 Composite

vitals

residence

Roanoke, Virginia

Projected position

Wide receiver

Height

5′-11″

Weight

150 pounds

Class

2023

Recruitment

Offers

  • Maryland (top 5)

  • Penn State (top 5)

  • South Carolina (top 5)

  • Virginia Tech (top 5)

  • West Virginia (top 5)

  • Freedom

  • old lordship

Crystal ball

There are currently no crystal ball predictions.

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