Week in review: NittanyNation
February, 24, 2013
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
NittanyNation takes a look at this week’s Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
- Former Georgia State coach Bill Curry said in a Q&A that PSU's new safeties coach, Anthony Midget, is a great recruiter who's destined to be a great coach.
- Penn State picked up its second commitment of the class in Nick Scott, an athlete from Fairfax, Va., during junior day. Four players also picked up scholarships on Saturday.
- PSU might have cracked the top five of ESPN Watch List prospect Jabrill Peppers. His Paramus (N.J.) Catholic teammates, OT Juwann Bushell-Beatty and QB Steve Shanley, also enjoyed their visit.
- Besides those three, four other Paramus Catholic players plan to visit PSU in the near future. Here's a brief overview of all seven.
- We talked about 2014 prospects and position battles in our bi-weekly chat.
- 2014 DT Antoine White talked about his interest in PSU before his junior day visit and marveled at PSU's weight room in "5 Questions."
- Our "Meet the run-ons" series continued with OG Tom Devenney, OG Justin Norman, RB Adam Geiger, K Chris Gulla, LB Kyle Searfoss.
- RB Shai McKenzie has brought some pride back to the blue-collar town of Washington, Pa., and given the locals something to brag about.
- Video: Jared Shanker spoke with OT Mike Grimm about his recruitment and his future visits.
- Tanner Hartman's coach said he was a bit of a late-bloomer and came on strong in the second half of his senior season.
- Linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden is keeping close tabs on 2014 LB Tyler Burke, who said he's lost count how many times the coach has visited.
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