Penn State recruiting target reclassifying to Class of 2024

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One of Penn State’s top recruiting targets in the Class of 2025 is moving up his recruiting process by a full recruiting cycle. Quarterback Davi Belfort has made the decision to reclassify for the Class of 2024 and is already putting in the work academically to make that possible.

The Fort Lauderdale recruiting target told 247Sports he is making the move because he feels he is ready for the challenge of competing against other Class of 2024 quarterbacks.

“I felt I was ready from a football standpoint and an academic standpoint and I wanted to push myself, that’s how I [was] raised,” Belfort explained in a report from 247Sports. “It’s going to speed up the recruiting process for me but I’ve already had some really good talks with a lot of the college coaches recruiting me and they’re excited about the move for me as well.”

As he moves up his recruiting class, Belfort also says he hopes to whittle down his list of top schools to 10 before the start of his high school football season. Belfort mentioned Penn State as one of the schools he has been talking with seriously enough to be a possible option in play.

Belfort made an unofficial visit to Penn State in April, with an official offer being extended at the time of the visit. Belfort already has a comprehensive collection of college offers that includes Alabama, Florida State, Miami (which was extended by Penn State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz in 2021 when Diaz was the head coach at Miami), Oregon, Texas A&M, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State, and Florida.

As for a timeline for making a final college decision, Belfort told 247Sports he would like to have his decision made after his upcoming season, but he has not ruled out making a commitment earlier than that if he feels comfortable enough with his decision.

Penn State just added one of the nation’s top quarterbacks in the Class of 2022 with Drew Allar and Penn State is set to welcome AJ Locke as a preferred walk-on in the Class of 2023. Penn State lost a commitment from Marcus Stokes in the Class of 2023 after stokes flipped his commitment to Florida, so there could be a bigger need to secure a talented quarterback in the Class of 2024 for James Franklin and his staff.

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