Pennsylvania is a deep as it has ever been and we anticipate close to 100 players may sign with D-I schools this year. The top player in the Pennsylvania Top 100 is obviously Bishop McDevitt five-star and the nation's top prospect at defensive end Noah Spence. Spence will have a lot of eyes on him as the Crusaders kick-off the season against Gateway in a nationally televised contest. Spence recently trimmed his list down to a top seven.
Hopewell five-star running back Rushel Shell maintains the second spot. Word has it that Shell will make his decision on October 14th. The Pittsburgh Panthers look to be in very good shape for the states top back. Shell could add a much needed marquee recruit for Todd Graham. Lot's of local players would likely follow Shell to Oakland. Shell is followed by Wyoming Valley West standout Eugene Lewis. Lewis may have as much upside as any player in the state and he gives Penn State a much needed offensive weapon that can move the chains and stretch the field.
Jeannette (Pa.) safety Demetrious Cox recently trimmed his list down to a top ten. Cox moved up in the rankings due in large part to his strong showings in several camps and 7-on-7 events.
No one in the state rose up the rankings like Penn Hills wide receiver Corey Jones who was a unanimous selection to move into the Top 300. Jones not only shined in every event that he attended this year, but he was one of the best players at all of those camps as well, including the Penn State Nike Football Training Camp, The Opening and Gridiron Kings.