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 another big prospect out of Canada, receiver Malick Meiga.

Penn State receiver Malick Meiga

Penn State WR prospect Malick Meiga. PHOTO BY PENN STATE ATHLETICS

Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
School: Vieux HS (Montreal, PQ)
Projected position: Receiver

Rating: Three stars by, 247sports and ESPN

Other offers: Baylor

Projection: The Meigatron. There are some boom-or-bust types of prospects in this class for Penn State, and Meiga is right at the top of the list. On film, you see some good things. He seems to have good hands, and when the throw isn’t on target, he is athletic enough to go up and get it. He’s a decent enough blocker, and even at 6-foot-4, he doesn’t look awkward when he runs; he’s smoother than you’d think, and he even ran a 4.4 40 over the summer. But, he’s another prospect who played Canadian rules football in high school, and he benefited from the presnap movement. He’s going to have to get stronger, learn to get off the line against man coverage and run better routes at the major-college level. If he can do that, you have an ultra-athletic, 6-foot-4 receiver who can make things happen. But it’s going to take a while to get there, and a true redshirt season in 2020 looks very likely for Meiga.