Week in review: NittanyNation
December, 30, 2012
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
NittanyNation takes a look at this week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
- There are several class of 2012 players to watch next season, and we broke it down to No. 4, No. 3, No. 2 and No. 1.
- Tom Luginbill and Hakem Dermish previewed the Under Armour All-America Game, in which Christian Hackenberg will play. (Adam Breneman was also invited but still cannot compete due to the torn ACL.) A few days later, Luginbill and Craig Haubert discussed what the game and its practices teach fans about the recruits.
- Three-star athlete Zayd Issah talked about why he chose PSU and his goals for next season in a Q&A. Daesean Hamilton also chatted with NN in a Q&A.
- The high school coach of preferred walk-on Chris Gulla, a punter/kicker, discussed just what makes Gulla special and what PSU fans can expect from him.
- Penn State has fared pretty well when it's come to recruiting after the sanctions. They stack up well when compared to how teams in the Legends Division and Leaders Division recruited after July 23, when the sanctions were announced.
- PSU commit Jonathan Walton acknowledged he received a scholarship offer from South Carolina -- and he's probably going to make an official visit there.
- Former Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco looked into possibly transferring to Penn State and following in his father's footsteps, but future scholarship restrictions put a stop to that.
- Our weekly mailbag -- answering questions about Walton's new offer, next year's starting QB and what rising sophomores to look out for in 2013.
- 5 Questions with Felix Manus-Schell, a 2014 CB out of Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep. He currently counts Penn State as his favorite school and shares his opinions on Happy Valley.
- Chris Jones, ESPN's back-page columnist, writes about Hackenberg and his unwavering support for PSU despite the sanctions.
- Three Penn State alumni were selected to the Pro Bowl. Linebackers Navorro Bowman and Tamba Hali made the the team, along with defensive end Cameron Wake.
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