Penn State continued to build momentum on the recruiting trail Saturday as two players made the call for the Nittany Lions.
Irvin Charles, a wide receiver from Paul Vi High School (Haddonfield, N.J.), became the latest member of the 2015 recruiting class to verbally commit to the Nittany Lions. Charles informed the Penn State coaching staff of his intention to play for the Nittany Lions during a 7-on-7 camp on Penn State’s campus.
Considered a four-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and Rivals.com, the 6-foot-4, 212-pound Charles brings size to Penn State’s most recent crop of wideout prospects. He joins 5-foot-9, 152-pound Brandon Polk as the second receiver in the 2015 class. Charles’ commitment gives Penn State a total of 18 players — 11 of which are four-star recruits — in the 2015 class. Charles had offers from Alabama, Boston College, Connecticut and Florida.
Penn State’s 2015 class is considered the fourth best in the country — and best in the Big Ten — according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings and fifth best in the nation as ranked by Rivals.com.
Meanwhile, Penn State got ahead in its efforts to recruit for 2016.
Woodland Hills High School sophomore Miles Sanders also verbally committed to Penn State on Saturday. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back from Pittsburgh is the first player in the 2016 class to commit. Sanders is considered a four-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and Rivals.com. He had offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Temple among others.
Until they sign National Letters of Intent, Charles’ and Sanders’ commitments are non-binding.