Philadelphia-area defensive end Elijah Jeudy is revving up some major college football fanbases ahead of the early signing period. However, we have to pull the brakes just a little bit.
Jeudy is a 2021 DE, so he won't be signing this time around, but he is narrowing the process, focusing on some major Power-5 programs -- four SEC and two Big Ten schools -- before taking his next round of visits.
Florida, Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Penn State and Michigan have all made the cut for the 4-star DE. Jeudy is the No. 11 weakside DE in the country and No. 2 player in all of Penn. per 247sports. That's a high honor for what should be a loaded 2021 class, and Jeudy should have an opportunity to gain that coveted fifth star in his senior season.
While the allure of heading down south to join an SEC program is very real, Penn State is making a major push to keep Jeudy in-state, as James Franklin and Co. pride themselves on convincing top Penn. talent to stay home.