Recruiting updates

Sidelines are filled with PSU’s future

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — If building depth was the theme for the Penn State football team during spring practice, it certainly appears to have crossed over the recruiting side, too. The Nittany Lions’ lost a highly-regarded offensive tackle prospect on ...

NE PA tackle changes mind

pcmor@altoonamirror.com One the eve of its annual Blue-White Game, the Penn State football has lost one of its 2018 verbal commitments. “After many months of discussions with my family I came to the decision it is in my best interest to Re-Open my recruitment and Decommit from Penn ...

PSU gets Texas DB

It’s shaping up that Penn State’s secondary might feel a lot like the Lone Star State in a couple of years. With rising senior legacy safety prospect Isaiah Humphries of Sachse, Texas having committed to the Nittany Lions on New Year’s Eve, Penn State added another defensive back pledge ...

New recruit offers defensive versatility

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Linebacker U added another linebacker to its 2018 recruiting class on Thursday. Or maybe he’s a defensive end. Or a defensive tackle, perhaps. The point is, wherever he lines up, Pennridge’s Nick Tarburton is a heck of a prospect. On the ...

PSU class deemed ‘terrific’

Winning cures a lot of ills. The consensus heading into the 2017 recruiting cycle was that James Franklin and his Penn State football staff could recruit, but that the Nittany Lions were going to have to show they could get it done on the field to take that next step in interesting and ...

2018 shaping up nicely

Penn State football fans are pretty happy with the top 15 recruiting class the Nittany Lions signed on Wednesday. If things keep going the way they currently are playing out, Lion faithful might be unable to contain themselves next signing day. “There are so many top players out there ...

PSU dream becomes reality for Hoenstine

The Hoenstine name has been synonymous with great baseball for generations. The family was the heart of the powerful Thomas teams in the Altoona Greater City League. Dave played minor league ball in the Reds chain. His oldest son, A.J., helped Mansfield to a pair of PSAC titles and has ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATE Player    Ht.    Wt.     Pos.    Hometown Damion Barber     6-3    245    DE    Harrisburg, Pa. Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Temple Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry FYI: Formed formidable bookend combination ...

Lions’ 2018 class continues growth spurt

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State’s 2017 recruiting class needed two commitments on signing day to finish up. The Nittany Lions’ 2018 class already is nearly half-complete. And it’s exceptional so far. “Aww man 2018 class is looking scary,” Lion 2017 four-star ...

PSU picks up another 2018 recruit

One day after wrapping up its top-15 2017 recruiting class, the Penn State football program got to work continuing what is looking like it will be an even better crop in 2018. Cumberland Valley Class 6A all-state player Charlie Katshir gave Nittany Lion football coach James Franklin a great ...

Nittany Lions finish with a flurry

UNIVERSITY PARK — If Alec Baldwin’s character from “Glengarry Glen Ross” is right, and coffee is for closers, then brew up a pot for Penn State football coach James Franklin and his staff today. Better make it a double. Not exactly renown for strong recruiting finishes for at least ...

Lions land 4-star LB Brooks

Penn State hosted three high school senior football prospects over the weekend, but the one recruiting analysts would tell you was the most important of the trio was Ellis Brooks. Brooks left University Park without committing, but, on Monday, the Nittany Lions got their man. Penn State ...

Lions still have moves to make

With signing day on Wednesday, the Penn State football team is using this weekend to try to put the final touches on a 2017 recruiting class that currently includes 18 members while also continuing to build on a 2018 class that has gotten off to a great start. Here are the names to keep in ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATE Player    Ht.    Wt.     Pos.    Hometown Damion Barber     6-3    245    DE    Harrisburg, Pa. Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Temple Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry FYI: Formed formidable bookend combination ...

PSU recruiting hits some speedbumps late

The smooth ride Penn State football seemed to be enjoying on the recruiting front just 48 hours ago has gotten a bit bumpy. In the wake of the decommitment of prized Virginia linebacker Dylan Rivers during his official visit to University Park on Sunday, four-star cornerback Tariq ...

Penn State loses LB recruit to Virginia Tech

Penn State has had almost a dozen of the class of 2017 football recruits verbally committed to it this weekend with the idea of solidifying the group and bringing them closer together. Instead, the opposite happened. The Nittany Lions’ recruiting class has one fewer player today as ...

Lions have good shot with Maryland-area recruit

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State has most of its 2017 football recruiting class on campus this weekend and appears to be on the verge of making a big addition to that group early this week. After hosting Maryland’s Tariq Castro-Fields last weekend, the Nittany Lions ...

Nittany Lions working to keep commitments

While the journey might have reached a happy destination for Journey Brown, it appears there still are going to be a few twists and turns for Penn State football recruiting before signing day on Feb. 1. The verbal commitment of Brown, the super-fast, record-setting running back from ...

Recruiting update

PENN STATE Player    Ht.    Wt.     Pos.    Hometown Damion Barber     6-3    245    DE    Harrisburg, Pa. Chose PSU over: Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Temple Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry FYI: Formed formidable bookend combination ...

Texas junior picks Penn St

If one of Penn State football coach James Franklin’s New Year’s resolutions was to finish out on a blockbuster 2018 recruiting class, the Nittany Lions wasted no time getting to work on that. Just an hour after the calendar turned on the east coast, Texas junior defensive back Isaiah ...