As part of National Letter of Intent Signing Day, Times Shamrock newspapers’ Penn State football beat writer Donnie Collins is breaking down every member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class. This is a look at defensive back Jordan Miner, who is ranked as the No. 23 cornerback prospect in the nation by Rivals.
School: Wiregrass Ranch HS (Fla.)
Projected position: Cornerback
Ranking: Four stars by Rivals.com and ESPN; Three stars by 247sports
Status: Signed LOI in December; Expected to enroll Summer 2018
Other offers: Arkansas, Auburn, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo, Tulane, Central Florida, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin.
Projection: Miner played at a large school in Florida and was an all-state player, which tells you that he is a top player against strong competition. Evidently, he hasn’t always run a great 40, but that can be a bit misleading at times at the high school level, and he’ll likely get faster at Penn State. Miner has the size, frame and skillset to be a competitive cornerback in the Big Ten, and even though he’ll certainly redshirt in 2018, Miner should be a regular contributor by 2020.