Four-star tight end Jerry Cross commits to Penn State

Penn State has collected its second commitment in the Class of 2022 in a span of four days. Milwaukee (Wis.) Rey tight end junior Jerry cross announced his promise Tuesday night. Cross now joins four-star catcher Kaden Saunders to form the rapidly growing 2022 class of Nittany Lions.

“I got in touch with all the coaches and we had a lot of good conversations,” Cross told 247Sports. “We have a very good relationship with each other. That really led me to get engaged there.”

The 6 foot 6 inch 220 pound perspective He was about to announce on July 17, but he stopped and committed to the Nittany Lions just nine days later. In between, Cross and Penn State staff had several conversations, and the relationship between the two sides grew rapidly.

He was drafted for the Nittany Lions by the assistant coach Tyler Bowen and offensive analyst Ty howle. Chose Penn State over scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan, Northern Illinois, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

His last two consisted of Penn State and Wisconsin.

“They are good coaches with good personalities,” he said. “Many of them also went there, so they tell me everything. We don’t even talk about football, we only talk about life. They are easy to talk to.”

A four-star perspective, Cross is the nation’s No. 6 tight end and No. 190 prospect in the Class of 2022 ranked 247Sports Composite. It’s prospect number 6 in Wisconsin.

“I had a chance to watch it 7v7 in the winter, and that was a good experience,” explained Allen Trieu of 247Sports earlier this month on the Lions247 Podcast. “He was one of the guys I felt I needed to see because in his movie he’s so much bigger and better than everyone else. You hardly have to leave the ground to win jump balls against some of the boys you’re playing against. [at] 6-6, 218.

“At 7-on-7 we had a chance to see him maybe run a little over the road tree, go up against the boys who are more at his skill level, at least close to his size.” Jaden Mangham he was actually one of those guys, and you see a boy who has all the advantages and tools in the world. I think being that big right now you project a couple of years on the road to what might be a tight end, especially with what schools want in a tight end these days, he’s going to be a guy who will move for Everywhere training, you really will be able to create some mismatches and still potentially be a tight-end split hybrid type. I don’t really see him holding his hand in the dirt for a ton, even if it grows inside his body. “