Penn State will omit key defensive recruitment in the 2023 class

Today, Penn State has a fourth recruitment class according to 247Sports, and the day ends with the same ranking as they missed the coveted four-star recruitment.

Linebacker class from 2023 Josiah Trotter from the preparatory school St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia committed to West Virginia after naming Temple, Notre Dame, Clemson and Penn State as finalists along with the Mountaineers. Trotter was a highly sought-after booster with 14 offers from major schools on 247 Sports.

Trotter announced his commitment to West Virginia with a picture in his Twitter account on Friday afternoon.

The name Trotter and linebackers should sound familiar to some fans. He is the son of former Eagles All-Pro linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, so the NFL’s bloodlines are full of teeth. He was the No. 7 prospective state in Pennsylvania and the No. 32 player in the position of defender.

While it would be nice to drop Trotter, Penn State has still built up solid ground under defense on the defensive in recent years. Penn State continues to send players to the NFL under James Franklin and perhaps even more when they are coached by the new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz.

The 2023 class has so far focused intensively on the offensive, four out of nine recruits, while they have only one player in defense. That would serve as a nice start to things, but they are still among some of the best recruits. The landing of any of the players, such as four-star Semay Bridgeman or three-star James Heard, are both in Pennsylvania, so they always lend a helping hand in recruiting.

These are just two of the many names Penn State still contains. Nittany Lions Wire will continue to inform you of all signatures when they occur. Meanwhile, as Penn State tries to expand its list, don’t forget to follow the transfer portal as well. Things are constantly happening and the pieces are constantly moving, so stay tuned!

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