Penn State picked up their first commit for 2024 this week with the news that Tennessee local Jahvin Carter has committed to the Nittany Lions.
Carter is a 6’2” point guard from Tennessee that also held offers from Georgia Tech and Middle Tennessee State. The Nittany Lions offered Carter mid-June and he wasted no time to commit to the program. As a junior Carter averaged 27.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2 steals per game while leading his team to the Class 2A state championship.
New head coach Mike Rhodes has been working on building a roster at Penn State, with Carter set to be the second freshman commit he’s landed since signing on with the Nittany Lions (his first was guard Bragi Guomundsson, the only freshman recruit for the 2023 class). Rhodes hasn’t been slacking, however, landing a massive nine players in the transfer portal to fill out Penn State’s roster heading into the upcoming season.
As of now Carter occupies one of the three open scholarships for next season, though more spots will likely open up considering the turnover most college teams face nowadays. While Carter is currently unranked per recruiting services, he’s a versatile combo guard that can score and should likely fit in well with the style Rhodes teams typically play.