Penn State coach James Franklin has added to his haul of the nation’s best high school football players, getting verbal commitments from offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins of Pittsburgh and quarterback Brandon Wimbush of Jersey City, N.J., for the freshman Class of 2015.
A pair of recruiting web sites, FightOnState.com and Lions247.com, were among those reporting Tuesday the addition of Jenkins and Wimbush, both consensus four-star recruits.
The Nittany Lions now have 15 commitments for the Class of 2015 and are ranked second behind Alabama by Scout and 247Sports. Of that total, Scout lists 10 of them as four-star recruits.
The 6-foot-8, 305-pound Jenkins, from Baldwin High School, is ranked by 247Sports as the top high school football player in Pennsylvania. Among offensive tackles, he is rated fifth by 247Sports and sixth by Scout. He also had been offered by Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Georgia, Arizona and Virginia Tech, among others.
The 6-2, 210-pound Wimbush, a dual-threat quarterback who plays for St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.), has been designated by 247Sports as the No. 3 high school player in New Jersey. He chose the Nittany Lions over Ohio State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Maryland, Miami (Fla.) and Nebraska.