The early signing period for football prospects in the Class of 2020 is upon us, and Penn State is expected to bring in a larger-than-usual class throughout the day. On the Penn State blog today, I’ll be breaking down each of the signees. Here is my scouting report on bruising running back Keyvone Lee.
School: Superior Collegiate Academy (Fla.)
Projected position: Running back
Rating: Four stars by Rivals.com, 247sports and ESPN
Other offers: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, Rutgers, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF, Utah, West Virginia.
Projection: Lee is a solid combination of size and speed, but two things stand about about him when it comes to Penn State. One is that he’s a physical runner by nature, not a guy who the Nittany Lions will have to teach to work through contact. He’ll wear a defense down. The second is that he played in a spread, RPO offense in high school and looks comfortable in it. There are a lot of running backs at Penn State, and whoever is left is going to be fighting for any playing time they can get in the spring. But Lee is exactly the type of running back the Lions need to emerge, someone who is going to fight for the tough yards in short-yardage situations and who could still break the occasional long carry. Lee is a chains-mover, and one of the best in the country, to boot. Don’t be surprised if he has a pretty big role in the 2020 offense.
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