Penn State will not have to worry about Class of 2023 commit Marcus Stokes looking elsewhere for potential recruiting opportunities. Stokes has reportedly shut down his recruitment and will not be taking any additional visits.
According to a report from 247Sports on Tuesday, Stokes confirmed he will not be taking any more college visits and is firmly committed to Penn State.
“Penn State has been building a huge recruiting class, one of the fastest growing in the country, and right now the message I give to other recruits is that it’s about family there and our brotherhood is so different,” Stokes told 247Sports while attending the Elite 11. “Everybody looks out for each other there and it’s a great culture.”
The confirmation from Stokes about his recruiting status should be music to the ears of head coach James Franklin after it was believed Florida could make a push to woo Stokes to head to Gainesville. Florida missed out on its top quarterback target to Miami despite reports of having a larger NIL package awaiting him. Stokes is a four-star quarterback from Florida, so it has to sting a little for the Gators knowing a prospect like that is heading up north to play for a Big Ten program.
Penn State’s recruiting efforts in the Class of 2023 continue to be putting together one of the top classes in the nation. Penn State has the nation’s No. 4 class at the moment according to the latest 247Sports composite rankings, and there is some projected momentum in Penn State’s favor with a few notable recruits closing in on their decision dates.
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