Jaylen Mbakwe, Alabama 2024 5-Star ATH Commit offered by Penn State

Pinson (Ala.) five-star athlete from Clay-Chalkville Jaylen Mbakwe got an offer from Pennsylvania on Friday. It was his second of the day, along with Colorado.

Mbakwe who has committed Alabama is No. 14 overall prospect and No. 1 athlete in the 2024 cycle as of July 26, according to the On3 consensus, a complete and equally-weighted industry-generated average that uses all four major media companies for recruiting. He’s also the No. 1 player in Alabama.

According to industry comparison, On3 rates Mbakwe higher than other recruitment services. Even if he is classified as a four-star prospect 2024 On300Mbakwe is the No. 6 overall view in the country.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound recruit is one of five players in the Crimson Tide’s 2024 recruit class. The others are Carlsbad (California) four-star quarterback Julian SayinFoley (Ala.) four-star wide receiver Perry ThompsonRome (Ga.) Four Star Tight End MartinCollins and Mobile (Ala.) Mobile Christian School four-star linebacker Sterling Dixon.

Additional Penn State recruitment information can be found here BlueWhiteIllustrated.

Meanwhile, the Nittany Lions have two commitments in their 2024 class of recruits. They are Erie (Penn) McDowell four-star internal offensive lineman Cooper cousins and Pittsburgh (Penn.) Central Catholic four-star linebacker Anthony Speca.

Mbakwe has an On3 NULL rating of $139,000. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that measures the projected annual value (PRV) of high school and collegiate athletes. The NIL rating is not intended to track the value of any NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. Rather, it means the worth of an athlete at a given point in time.

Jaylen Mbakwe On3 Scouting Summary

The following is the On3 scouting summary for Jaylen Mbakwe:

“One of the more dynamic two-way athletes early in the 2024 cycle. Stars on both sides of the ball for one of the best high school programs in Alabama. Has outstanding pace of play, aided by a personal best of 10.74s in the 100 meters in the middle of his second track season. Retreats in the open field, easily running away from defenders. Dynamic with the ball in his hands both as a receiver and as a returnman. Also demonstrates ability to separate on vertical stretches. Returned multiple kicks for touchdowns.

“Twice as a prolific defender with high ball production, 4 total interceptions and 12 pass breakups sophomore. Should he end up on defence, he needs to keep improving his technical skills. projects as one of the more electric athletes in the 2024 cycle.”