For the first time in more than three months, Penn State has added to its Class of 2021 commitment list.
Khalil Dinkins, a three-star athlete from the Pittsburgh area, verbally committed to the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.
— Khalil Dinkins (@KhalilDink8) October 21, 2020
Dinkins is listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, and both Rivals.com and 247sports list him as a three-star prospect. He stars in the WPIAL at tight end and linebacker, but he told Blue-White Illustrated he was recruited as a tight end.
Rivals ranks Dinkins as the No. 23 overall player in Pennsylvania in the 2021 class.
It has been a while since Penn State landed a prospect in the upcoming class, and he’s actually the first in-state prospect to commit to the program since Lonnie White Jr. did in May. But, we’ll see if this — coupled with Penn State’s return to the filed on Saturday, spurs any kind of momentum
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT