What needs remain with the clock ticking on Lions’ 2018 class?

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- There's certainly not as much hype and build up to next week's signing day and understandably so. It's safe to say that the lack of uncertainly and the decreased stress is a welcome sight for the architects of the recruiting class who are housed over in the Lasch Football Building.

Penn State will put the finishing touches on the 2018 class next Wednesday, rounding out a top-5 group that already has signed and therefore has binding national letters of intent from 22 members. Six of those 22 members are already enrolled in classes and going through winter workouts.

Defensive end Jayson Oweh was the lone pledge added since the early signing period back in December, but keep in mind Oweh actually signed during the early signing period but just didn't go public with his decision until announcing at the Under Armour All-America game earlier this month. So, in all likelihood Penn State probably has about three spots left, a number that would bring the class to 25 members and certainly one that could be altered by the 85 scholarship limit knowing that there's always roster turnover after the conclusion of spring ball.

How Penn State wants to use these final three spots also shouldn't be too surprising if one is following the offers that are out there and any potential holes that still remain in this class.

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