close
close

Four-star receiver Jeff Exinor Jr. is committed to the Nittany Lions.

Four-star receiver Jeff Exinor Jr.  is committed to the Nittany Lions.
Four-star receiver Jeff Exinor Jr.  is committed to the Nittany Lions.

Maryland’s McDonogh School has been an exceptional recruiting partner for Penn State football and coach James Franklin. The Nittany Lions have three players from McDonogh on their 2024 roster and are ready to sign another player in the 2025 recruiting class. Jeff Exinor Jr., a 4-star wide receiver from McDonogh, committed to the 2025 Penn State football class. Exinor announced its decision on Friday.

Exinor, an ESPN 300 player and one of the 10 highest-ranked players in Maryland, brings a variety of playmaking skills to Penn State’s 2025 recruiting class. He caught 72 passes for 872 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior at McDonogh, playing from a variety of formations. The all-state receiver runs sharp routes, can score on screens and, with his 6-2, makes assertive jump-ball catches in the end zone.

Exinor Ranks 182nd nationally according to ESPNwhich also rates him as the No. 13 athlete in the country. The 247Sports Composite ranks Exinor as the No. 11th athlete national and the No. 6 player in Maryland. Exinor, who took an official visit to Penn State in early June, chose the Nittany Lions from an offer list that included Maryland, USC, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

Penn State was one of the first teams to offer Exinor in 2021 and has been recruiting him diligently ever since. Exinor still has official visits scheduled for Syracuse and Virginia Tech in June.

Exinor is the ninth player to commit to Penn State in June and the 20th in the class of 2025. The Nittany Lions recently received a commitment from 4-star Maryland edge rusher Cortez Harris and a four-star defensive standout at Texas Max GranvilleExinor is also the second wide receiver to commit to the class, following Lyrick Samuel of Brooklyn, New York.

Penn State has a long and successful history of recruiting players from McDonogh. Two of McDonogh’s former Nittany Lions, PJ Mustipher and Curtis Jacobs, play in the NFL. Penn State’s current roster includes McDonogh graduate defensive ends Dani Dennis-Sutton and Mason Robinson and defensive tackle Dvon J-Thomas (formerly Ellies).

Watch the highlights of Exinor’s junior season here on Hudl.

Penn State gets quarterback for 2026

While Penn State spent June filling out its 2025 recruiting class, the program continues to look ahead. This week, the Nittany Lions picked up a commitment from four-star quarterback Troy Huhn of California, becoming the second player signed in Penn State football’s 2026 recruiting class.

Huhn (6-4, 205 pounds) threw for 1,623 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore at Mission Hills High last season. He quickly compiled an impressive roster of offers, including Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, Auburn and Notre Dame, among many others. Huhn took unofficial visits to Ohio State and Penn State in June, and committed to the Nittany Lions two weeks after his trip.

More Penn State Football

Penn State’s overrated and underrated position groups for 2024

James Franklin finally attends a tailgate at Beaver Stadium

What is James Franklin like as a recruiter? His players discuss

Could Penn State be a ‘dormant’ choice in the Big Ten this season?

AllPennState is the home for Penn State news, opinion and perspective on the SI.com Network. Publisher Mark Wogenrich has covered Penn State for more than two decades, overseeing three coaching staffs, three Big Ten titles and a catalog of great stories. Follow him on Twitter @MarkWogenrich.