Since James Franklin left the Vanderbilt Commodores to take over the Penn State Nittany Lions, he has turned the school into a recruiting machine.
On Sunday, the Nittany Lions added their 16th commitment in the class of 2015 when 3-star safety/running back Myles Hartsfield gave his pledge to the Nittany Lions. Hartsfield took an unofficial visit to Happy Valley back in March and was offered by Franklin that day.
“It’s a great coaching staff and a great university,” Hartsfield told Sean Fitz of 24/7 Sports. “I would like to thank all of the coaches and schools that recruited me, but I’m going to be spending my next four years at Penn State.”
The 5’10.5, 175-pounder was considered a lean to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights because he is from Parlin, New Jersey and attends Sayreville War Memorial High School (100% of the crystal ball predictions on 24/7 Sports projected him to commit to Rutgers). He is ranked as the country’s 56th-best safety prospect, the 18th-best overall prospect in the state of New Jersey and the 814th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
New Penn State commit Myles Hartsfield posted the tenth-best SPARQ score after running a 4.52-second 40, a 4.53-second shuttle, a 31.5-second powerball toss and a 33.5-inch vertical at 5-foot-10.5, 172 pounds.
Hartsfield chose the Nittany Lions over the Scarlet Knights and over offers from the Cincinnati Bearcats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Pittsburgh Panthers, Purdue Boilermakers nd West Virginia Mountaineers, among others.