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.

Penn State running back Keyvone Lee

Penn State RB prospect Keyvone Lee. PHOTO BY PENN STATE ATHLETICS

Height: 6-0
Weight: 220
School: Superior Collegiate Academy (Fla.)
Projected position: Running back

Rating: Four stars by, 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.