Penn State adds explosive in-state defender to class of 2024

Mylachi Williams

Penn State added an in-state four star on Sunday with the addition of Mylachi Williams, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end. The Monsignor Bonner product out of Pennsylvania marks the 22nd commitment to the class of 2024 for James Franklin and his Nittany Lions as Penn State looks to bolster its ranks.

Williams was in high demand as several Power Five teams had identified him as a definite need but Penn State ended up winning out over Syracuse, Pitt and many others.

Eight of 22 commits for Penn State are out of their home state and the Nittany Lions have really been able to focus within the region with the vast majority of the class coming from the Midwest or Northeast.

Williams joins Xavier Gilliam and DeAndre Cook in a three-man defensive end class to this point.

Penn State was one of the first schools in on Williams and that was something that mattered in the process with Franklin and his staff seeing the potential in Williams before others may have.

At 215 pounds, it is expected that Williams will need to bulk up some for the rigors of playing weekly in the Big Ten Conference, but the Nittany Lions don’t want to do anything to turn down the explosiveness that Williams shows on tape. There will need to be some sort of balance when the Penn State strength and conditioning staff finally have a chance to work directly with the new commit.

Williams is considered to be the 19th best player in the state according to 247Sports. To this point, Penn State has landed commits from eight of the top-20 including four of the top five including athlete Quinton Martin.