The latest 247Sports recruiting rankings are out, and Penn State linebacker commit Brandon Smith is among the notable risers. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound rising senior was already highly-regarded by the service, checking in at 33rd overall nationally, but he was bumped to No. 17 overall and gained five-star status. Smith is one of 18 five-stars in the latest installment of rankings.

247Sports’ Barton Simmons said that Smith’s tape and frame fit the profile of a five-star linebacker.

“This move is really based on film and traits than any single camp performance,” he said. “Smith just feels like a can’t miss prospect because of the God-given length, verified athleticism and the ability to strike and play downhill as a 6-4 linebacker.”

Smith is also one of seven future Nittany Lions to make an appearance in the Top247. Connecticut defensive back Tyler Rudolph, who committed to Penn State in May, was the biggest riser among commits. Rudolph moved up from No. 242 to safely inside the Top 200 at No. 188.

Offensive lineman Caedan Wallace fell from No. 46 to No. 91. Linebacker Lance Dixon checks in as Penn State’s second-highest rated commitment by 247Sports, landing at No. 79 overall. Running back Devyn Ford is at No. 136, defensive lineman Hakeem Beamon is 141st overall and Florida wide receiver John Dunmore holds steady at No. 197.

Penn State had the nation’s No. 19 recruiting class entering the day.

You can check out the updated rankings here.

Several Nittany Lions targets also made the list.

Ohio defensive end Zach Harrison lost his spot atop the rankings and now checks in at No. 2 overall behind Georgia commit Nolan Smith. Florida cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was the first prospect outside of the five-star window at No. 19 overall. Offensive tackle Darnell Wright moved down 18 places and out of the five-star realm to No. 31. LSU offensive line commit Kardell Thomas, who will visit Penn State this fall, fell to No. 65. 

DeMatha safety Nick Cross checks in at No. 32, Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry is at No. 68, top safety target Lewis Cine is at No. 77, Indiana wide receiver David Bell is 81st, Illinois offensive lineman Trevor Keegan is No. 108, wide receiver Cornelius Johnson is No. 169 while running back Noah Cain fell to 242.

Three Pennsylvania prospects made the cut, led by Notre Dame offensive lineman commit Andrew Kristofic from Pine-Richland. Harrisburg linebacker and Texas A&M commit Andre White is at No. 194 and North Allegheny defensive back Joey Porter Jr. is at No. 209 overall.