Posted On: 02/19/21 11:28 AM

The class of 2024 still has a long way to go before they’re even allowed to communicate with college coaches but it’s never too early to take a look at the talent in the class. In Pennsylvania, the 2024 class is showing great promise early on including on the defensive line and at the tight end position.

Currently, in our 2024 rankings, we have three defensive linemen ranked and two tight ends. We break them down below.

No.1 Richard James JrRichardJames Jr6'1" | DLSt. Joseph's Prep | 2024StatePA - 6-foot-1, 245-pounds - St. Joseph’s Prep

The machine that is St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia keeps on rolling and in the class of 2024, one player leading the way is defensive lineman Richard James JrRichardJames Jr6'1" | DLSt. Joseph's Prep | 2024StatePA, our top-ranked player in the state. As a freshman, James Jr played in all six games for the Hawks on their way to another state championship. The simple fact that he was able to see so much playing time as just a freshman for a program like St. Joes speaks to his talent and potential. At 6-foot-1, 245-pounds James already has better size than a lot of collegiate players and he’s likely to continue to grow over the remainder

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