• Penn State
  • Penn State Nittany Lions
    Hard Commit - 8/19/2023

Messiah Mickens

  • Pos ATH
  • Height 5-10
  • Weight 200

Prospect Info

  • High School Trinity
  • City Camp Hill, PA
  • Class 2026

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90

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0.9666

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Evaluated 08/21/2023

BrianDohn
Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

Power 4 Starter

Makes an impact in the running game and the passing game. Showed big-play ability and consistency throughout his freshman season. Has verified size with short shuttle in the low 4.3s to demonstrate his change of direction and stop-start ability. Can easily add size and strength to play at 215 pounds. Plays both sides of the ball and had spot duty in the return game. Can get to the outside but is most comfortable early in his high school career running between the tackles. Possesses vision and can makes cuts at a high rate of speed. Is balanced and runs through arm tackles. Possesses elusiveness behind the line of scrimmage. Allows plays to develop and is able to find the hole even when the play is designed to go elsewhere. Understands how to be patient and set up blocks on the second and third level. Is a physical runner who is willing to lower shoulder and take on linebackers and defensive backs. A willing blocker who understands the importance of and embraces blitz pickups. Already a good pass catcher who adjusts well to inaccurate throws. Lines up in the slot and comes out of the backfield in the passing game. Tracks the ball well and has soft hands. Is difficult to bring down after the catch. Is difficult for defensive backs to track down in the open field. Is a high-level Power 5 prospect with high-end NFL draft characteristics.

H.S. Athletic Background

2023: Rushed for 961 yards and 14 touchdowns on 105 carries and caught 13 passes for 173 yards and 3 scores.

2022: Rushed for 961 yards and 18 touchdowns on 123 carries and caught 16 passes for 200 yards in 15 games. Also returned a pair of kicks for 48 yards.

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