Video: Micah Parsons Ultimate HighlightsPennsylvania playmaker gets it done on both sides of the ball.
Five-star defensive end Micah Parsons
of Harrisburg (Pa.)
got college football's early signing period off to a hot start by announcing he will be staying home to play for Penn State.247Sports
has Parsons pegged as the No. 4 overall prospect in the Class of 2018. The Nittany Lions also have five-star commitments from wide receiver Justin Shorter
of South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction, N.J.)
and running back Ricky Slade
of Hylton (Woodbridge, Va.)
Head coach James Franklin and Penn State look assured of a Top 10 – and perhaps Top 5 – recruiting class thanks to the latest addition.
Parsons is coming off a monster senior season Harrisburg. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound star rushed for 1,239 yards and 27 touchdowns while tallying 55 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.
His efforts helped the Cougars go 11-1 and reach the Class 5A state playoffs.
Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio State and Oklahoma were among the prominent players in Parsons' recruitment before he settled on Penn State.