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Four-star receiver Kaden Prather signed up in West Virginia on Saturday, choosing the Mountaineers from a group of schools including Penn State, Michigan, Alabama and many others.
He made the announcement in a video posted to his Twitter account.
Northwest (Md.) 6 foot 3 inch 210 pound wide receiver is ranked # 13 player in Maryland, # 53 wide receiver nationally and # 290 in category 2021 in 247Sports . composite rankings.
Prather hires a coaching staff from West Virginia who introduces Gerad Parker as an offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach. Parker spent last season as a receiver coach at Penn State.
Parker replacement, Taylor Stubblefield, was affected by restrictions on in-person recruitment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stubblefield joined coach James Franklin’s staff in January, and the NCAA recently extended the recruitment gap until the end of July.
Read more: A closer look at Penn State’s senior football class: who are the most important veterinarians for the Nittany Lions?
Recently, the big four-star receiver Dont’e Thornton left Penn State out of its best schools. Thornton, the # 7 receiver nationwide outside of Mount St. Joseph (MD), originally signed up with Lions in February 2019 before disengaging in August 2019. The best schools in Thornton are currently the Arizona State, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oregon, South Cal and Virginia.
With 12 commits, Penn State currently has recruiting class # 18 nationally and class # 7 in the Big Ten.
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