Week in review: NittanyNation
April, 28, 2013
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
NittanyNation takes a look at this week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
- Sophomore quarterback Steven Bench said it wasn't an easy decision, but he's set to transfer from Penn State. Brian Bennett offered instant analysis on the move, while Josh Moyer wrote that PSU shouldn't panic quite yet .
- Coverage of the quarterback situation continued elsewhere. ESPN 150 quarterback Michael O'Connor said in this week's edition of "5 Questions" that Bench's transfer piques his interest in PSU . And, in this week's mailbag, we took three questions on the QB situation -- regarding walk-ons, extra scholarships and Christian Hackenberg.
- Now that Tyler Ferguson is the lone scholarship QB on the roster -- at least until Hackenberg arrives -- it's definitely worth taking a look at this: Earlier this year, NittanyNation retraced Ferguson's junior college season and polled half of the coaches who squared off against him about his pros and cons.
- Four-star wideout Chris Godwin committed to PSU. And it's no surprise ESPN's scouts think the Nittany Lions have greatly improved their receivers.
- WR De'Andre Thompkins said in an in-depth Q&A that the addition of another wideout isn't making him shy away from his commitment.
- Troy Apke's coach talked about what makes his receiver special and said that Apke is just getting started. Thompkins' coach said his player belongs on the same level as Mario Williams , a former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
- Our 2014 PSU spotlight series continued by taking a closer look at DT Ricky Walker.
- Video: Nick Scott talked about his time at the Blue-White Game and his commitment to PSU. Scott also impressed the scouts during the Nike Football Training Camp in Washington, D.C.
- DB Anthony Davis likes PSU a lot , but his recruiting process has become a little harder since his head coach left.
- 2015 RB Jerome Baker had a huge week and picked up several offers, including one from Penn State.
- PSU target Qadree Ollison is a fan of the Big Ten and talks about his recent trip to Happy Valley.
- Athlete Dareian Watkins updates his recruitment and says he hopes to visit PSU.
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