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Zion Elee, a 4-star edge from Maryland, talks Penn State and spring visits

It will be a busy spring for Zion Elee, the Maryland prospect who boasts a strong national offer list. The class of 2026 recruit has generated significant offers, including from Penn State.

Elee, from Joppatowne (Joppa, Maryland) is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound edge rusher. He is currently an unranked recruit but has a strong Power Five offer list.

He has great length and a good burst off the edge. He shows high-level athleticism with his fluidity and also contributes to Joppatowne as a tight end.

This week, he spoke with USA TODAY High School Sports about his recruitment. He is planning on visiting Penn State on March 16 and Maryland two weeks later.

“Been communicating with all the schools that have offered me but Penn State the most,” Elee told USA TODAY High School Sports.

Penn State, he says, have been having “big discussions with him” and that includes with head coach James Franklin.

“We’re getting tight. Talked to the head coach for the first time last week,” Elee said.

“Just discussing about me getting down there and a little bit about the team itself.”

Elee has been offered by Minnesota, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse and Tennessee among others. An in-state offer from Maryland hasn’t happened yet, but that could be in the picture when he visits the Terrapins on March 30.

“I only communicated with them a little but were are going to have big conversations on the visit coming up,” Elee said.

Story originally appeared on High School Sports