Recruiting updates

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 ...

Clairton star picks PSU

Lamont Wade had scholarship offers from coast to coast, and, over the last few months, he envisioned himself playing in a number of different places. “Last year I wanted to go to West Virginia. Then this year in the spring, I was really feeling Ohio State. At the beginning of this season, ...

Lions add more speed with new defensive recruit

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Last Friday, the Penn State football program received a verbal commitment from one of the quickest offensive players in the class of 2017. The Nittany Lions now have landed one of the fastest on the other side of the ball. U.S. Army All-American ...

Lions get fast with IMG Academy star

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State might be fading with five-star defensive end Josh Kaindoh from IMG Academy, but the Nittany Lions did pull a receiver/return man with speed to burn from the Florida prep power on Friday afternoon. Five-foot-nine, 165-pound K.J. Hamler, one ...

PSU fans get a taste of the future

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Damion Barber shot through from left end and threw the running back for a 5-yard loss on the opponent’s second offensive play. On the very next snap, Micah Parsons came through from the other side and engulfed the quarterback 10 yards behind the ...

Lions get verbal from Georgia QB

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com There were reports that Penn State might have been knocked out of the driver’s seat in the eyes of blue-chip junior quarterback Justin Fields after in-state Georgia came through with a scholarship offer in mid-November. Apparently the reports of ...

Four-star DT flips from Florida to Penn State

There was a buzz coming into this weekend that Penn State might get a high-profile defensive lineman to switch his commitment from a program in the south to the Nittany Lions. They did. It just wasn’t the recruit most people were expecting. Fred Hansard, the 6-foot-3, 305-pound four-star ...

Nittany Lions land top junior tight end

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s big day kicked off with a big-time recruit committing to the Nittany Lions. Zack Kuntz, rated as the No. 1 tight end prospect in the 2018 class whose interest in Penn State seemed to be waning just a few weeks ago despite his having two older brothers play ...