Penn State started the weekend with some good news on the recruiting trail. Tyriq Blanding, a Class of 2023 defensive lineman from New York, announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions on Friday evening.
Blanding appeared to be narrowing his search down to Penn State and Michigan. Blanding took an official visit to Penn State’s campus last weekend and was originally scheduled to make an official visit to Michigan next weekend. That official visit to Ann Arbor has now been canceled as Blanding has settled on his decision.
Blanding is a three-star recruit from New York who is ranked the No. 1 recruit in the state of New York by the 247Sports composite ranking (247Sports’ own ranking rates him No. 3 overall in the state).
The addition of Blanding to the Penn State Class of 2023 is a nice rebound after having a commit recently flip his commitment from Penn State to Georgia. Offensive lineman Joshua Miller flipped his commitment to the reigning national champions just days prior to Blanding’s announcement.
Blanding joins a Class of 2023 lineup that currently consists of four-star defensive end Jameial Lyons as the only other defensive lineman in the recruiting class to date. Penn State has also added to the defense with cornerback Lamont Payne and safety Conrad Hussey. Much of the effort in the Class of 2023 has been focused on the offensive side of the football.
Penn State’s Class of 2023 currently has 13 commitments and continues to be highly-ranked in the nation.
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