Recruiting updates

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 ...

Another football recruit decommits from Lions

When Penn State was sporting a top five recruiting class in the summer, it was apparent holding on to all its blue-chippers was going to be almost as tough a task as getting them to commit in the first place.Just how difficult has played out over the last five.First, Michigan four-star ...

Clairton’s Mathews commits to Lions

Around the time Christian Hackenberg and Austin Johnson were declaring their intentions to leave Penn State to enter the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon, the Nittany Lions were adding a player for the future.Aaron Mathews, a 6-foot-4, 192-pound athlete from Pennsylvania small-school power ...

Lions losing recruits

Penn State's lost on the field to both of the Big Ten football programs from Michigan in the last two weeks, and, on Sunday, they lost one of their top recruits from Michigan, with speculation brewing that they might lose the other in the coming days.Four-star cornerback Lavert Hill, one of the ...

PSU lands LB recruit on big day

There was a feeling the noon kickoff on Saturday might take a little bit of the shine off of Penn State's biggest recruiting game of the season, even with the white-out and the capacity crowd.If that was the case, it was awfully hard to tell. The program hosted one of its biggest groups of ...

DT recruit Colon, Lions part ways

There has been speculation in recent weeks that Penn State was on the verge of losing a football recruit or two, but none of the names being thrown around was Christian Colon's.However, on Thursday, news emerged that the 6-foot-3, 325-pound three-star defensive tackle from Independence, N.C. no ...

Lions land 20th recruit in Hickory’s Pryts

Penn State's 2016 recruiting class now has reached 20 players, as the Nittany Lions continued to corner the market on the top in-state scholastic talent.This time it was Hickory four-star safety Andrew Pryts, who made his announcement on his Twitter account on Saturday night.Pryts has been on ...

Four-star Dioubate joins Penn State class

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSince James Franklin came on board as Penn State football coach and the NCAA pulled back its sanctions on the program, the Nittany Lions have gone about trying to rebuild the roster left undermanned by two years of roster and scholarship reductions."Two ...

LB commits highlight of ‘Lasch Bash’

In the days leading up to Penn State's "Lasch Bash" barbecue for Nittany Lion football recruits, there was speculation that the event could inspire as many as a half-dozen prospects to verbally commit to the Lions.That didn't happen - at least not yet - but the early returns make it sound like ...