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Penn State's recruiting hot streak continues with 2 new recruits

| Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:36 a.m.

Penn State landed two new football recruits Monday, extending a run in which five players committed in four days.

Five-star linebacker Brandon Smith and defensive back Tyler Rudolph joined the 2019 recruiting class Monday, one day after defensive back Marquis Wilson announced his commitment.

Penn State now has eight players in the 2019 class, which jumped to 14th in the latest Lions247 team rankings. Last week, the Lions received commitments from two players, including one of the nation's top-ranked running backs.

Smith, a linebacker from Virginia, became the second player in the class with a five-star ranking. lists Smith as the top player from Virginia and the nation's No. 2 inside linebacker. Smith had offers from nearly every major program, including Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Notre Dame.

Rudolph, a four-star player from Connecticut, is the fourth defensive back in Penn State's 2019 class. He joins Wilson, a fellow four-star prospect from Connecticut who is listed as an athlete.

Penn State's 2019 class has two players each from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia.

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