A Look At The 2011 Penn State Recruiting Class

After two great recruiting classes in 2009 and 2010, it is no surprise that the 2011 class is off to a slow start as Penn State will only have about 15 scholarships available.

At the moment, PSU has no commitments for the 2011 class, but Adam Rittenberg of ESPN is not worried as he highlights this five recruits:

Donovan Smith, offensive tackle, Owings Mills, Md. — Smith’s stock appears to be on the rise, and Penn State has made him a high priority as it looks to land another top prospect from the state of Maryland.

Savon Huggins, running back, Jersey City, N.J. — Penn State really wants Huggins, and it’s easy to see why. He’s one of the nation’s top prospects at running back for 2011, and the Nittany Lions, who couldn’t land Marcus Lattimore this year, would love to sign Huggins. A ton of schools are in the mix for the New Jersey star.

Doran Grant, cornerback, Akron, Ohio — Grant stood out Sunday at the Nike Football Training Camp in State College, and he talked about the thrill of getting to meet JoePa. The thrill is mutual for Penn State, but the Lions need to beat out fellow Big Ten members Ohio State and Michigan State, where Grant’s father was an all-conference receiver.

Terrell Chestnut, athlete, Pottstown, Pa. — Chestnut is a dynamic running quarterback but likely will play defensive back at the collegiate level. He has a ton of offers from schools in the east as well as from several Big Ten teams, including Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State.

Maika Polamalu, safety, Pottsgrove, Pa. — Polamalu is the cousin of Steelers star Troy Polamalu, and his father won a national championship at Penn State in 1986. He’s not a mega prospect but reportedly has a verbal offer from Penn State.

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