Recruiting updates

Four-star recruit picks PSU

Penn State has reached over the country's northern border to pluck scholastic football talent in the past: Former Nittany Lions Pete Giftopoulos, Phil and Frank Yeboah-Kodie, Akeel Lynch and Michael O'Connor all came from Canada, and recent offensive line standout John Urschel was born in ...

North Carolina LB picks Penn State

Penn State football fans have been waiting almost three months to add a recruit.The wait is over.The Nittany Lions' 2017 recruiting class picked up its ninth member on Wednesday afternoon when Greensboro, N.C. outside linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden held a press conference to make a pledge to ...

Sports at a glance

HERSHEY - Penn State has one big-time running back in rising sophomore Saquon Barkley.It looks like another will be joining him in the coming months.Nittany Lion recruit Miles Sanders of Woodland Hills took home Pennsylvania MVP honors after scoring three touchdowns in the Pa. team's 26-14 win ...

Defensive speed is added

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comPenn State added a speedy three-star cornerback from the Deep South to its 2017 recruiting class on Monday night.D.J. Brown, a 5-foot-11, 172-pound defensive back from Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., became the eighth player in this year's Nittany ...

Penn State adds to O-line pledges

Penn State filled two slots on its offensive line for its 2017 recruiting class just before its Blue-White Game last Saturday.The Nittany Lions garnered another verbal commitment at the position on Thursday night.Mike Miranda, a 6-foot-3, 292-pound guard from Stow High School in Ohio, became ...

Two offensive linemen commit to PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State's spring football practice wrapped up on Saturday at Beaver Stadium with the Blue romping to a 37-0 win against the White.The Nittany Lions' spring recruiting, meanwhile, might just be heating up.With a number of recruits in attendance, C.J. Thorpe and Robert Martin ...

Penn State catches the eye of several stars from IMG

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSeveral prospects the Penn State football team is recruiting have taken their talents from the northeast to Florida's IMG Academy.It looks like at least one of them will be coming back in a couple of years.On Thursday, 6-foot-6, 304-pound class of 2018 ...

Parsons gives Penn State good start on junior day

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comOn Penn State's junior day, a sophomore stole everyone's thunder.With a huge crop of Class of 2017 high school football prospects in University Park on Saturday to get a chance to meet up with the Nittany Lion coaching staff, elite Class of 2018 defensive ...

Nittany Lions looking at linebacker for 2017

Penn State wasn't able to address its need for a middle linebacker in its 2016 recruiting class.Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, it looks like they'll have ample opportunity to do so in 2017."There's good talent at spots that they need to fill," Lions247's Sean Fitz said. "The linebacker ...

Recruiting update

Recruiting updates for Penn State, Pitt, Notre Dame and West Virginia.

PSU recruiting mirrors 2015 play on field

How a college team recruits usually sets the tone for how it performs on the field.For Penn State football, though, it might be the other way around."From here on out, it is all about wins and losses. Period. End of story," said Ryan Snyder, who covers college football recruiting for BlueWhite ...

Fading at the finish: Despite late issues, Franklin likes class

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football coach James Franklin did his best impression of his elusive, five-star running back recruit Miles Sanders in trying to sidestep a question about the reasons the Nittany Lions found themselves scrambling to finish out their 2016 class at his letter-of-intent ...

Rudel: Nittany Lions still in transition

UNIVERSITY PARK - When we last left James Franklin, he was putting the cap on a four-game losing streak that ended the 2015 season.Well, unfortunately for the Nittany Nation, 2016 hasn't started on a winning note, either.Franklin met the media Wednesday - national letter-of-intent day - to ...

Lions land JUCO DT, Cleveland corner

Looking to salvage something from what has become a volatile ending to the 2016 recruiting campaign, the Penn State football team has been forced into making some gambles before letter-of-intent day today.The one Nittany Lions cashed in on Tuesday comes with a lot of risk, but also with a ...

Good news, bad news for Penn St.

It's been this kind of recruiting year for Penn State - every time something good happens, it seems to be tempered with bad news.That happened again on Monday.After getting a verbal commitment from Ohio defensive tackle Antonio Shelton at the end of his official visit on Sunday, the Nittany ...

Penn State adds D-line recruit

Penn State utilized a big visit weekend to help shore up the defensive tackle position for its 2016 recruiting class, just two days before national signing day.Having lost three of four defensive tackle commits since the beginning of the season, the Nittany Lions were able to recoup one of ...

McKeesport star choose Wolverines

The hits just keep on coming for Penn State's 2016 football recruiting class.With a week to go until signing day, the Nittany Lions on Wednesday missed out on McKeesport linebacker/safety Khaleke Hudson, who verbally committed to Michigan.Hudson's choice is the latest of blows to what at one ...

Lions flip kicker from Rutgers

Penn State apparently decided to move on from wavering place-kicker commitment Quinn Nordin before he officially gave the Nittany Lions the boot, and went out and got someone else.Despite technically already having a scholarship kicker in their 2016 recruiting class, the Lions received a verbal ...

D-lineman changes his mind

The Penn State football program has lost another 2016 recruit.And it's another defensive tackle, on top of that.Michael Dwumfour, the 6-foot-2, 286-pound lineman from New Jersey, announced on Monday that he was reopening his recruitment after returning from his weekend official visit to ...

Storm doesn’t help Lions

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comWinter storm Jonas brought almost everything from West Virginia to Massachusetts to a standstill this weekend.It struck an uncomfortable if somewhat fitting parallel to what has been happening to Penn State's football recruiting class recently.With 11 days ...