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Monday, June 24, 2013
NittanyNation: Week in review
By Josh Moyer
NittanyNation takes a look at this past week's Penn State football and recruiting news and what you might have missed:
PSU's ESPN 300 commits -- De'Andre Thompkins, Michael O'Connor, Chris Godwin -- were posed the same five questions
to get a better handle on their personalities. Thompkins thinks safety Marcus Allen should have made the ESPN 300, for example, while O'Connor would switch positions with a left tackle if he had to move elsewhere.
Zayd Issah has his "sights set on PSU for now"
and said he was thankful for a second chance.
Bill O'Brien received a big raise
this past week, and he'll make nearly $3.3 million this season.
Calvert Hall DB
Juantez McRae grew up alongside current PSU DB Trevor Williams
. McRae looked upon the older player as a mentor, and he'll never forget one conversation.
Andrew Nelson is thankful to be in the spot he's in
. He signed autographs and posed with fans at last Saturday's Big 33 Game, and he's looking forward to his first season at Penn State.
2015 OT Sterling Jenkins is a big name with a big, 6-foot-8 frame. He talked about
PSU, his recruitment and more in this in-depth Q&A
Ohio State's coaches already told him
he looks like Orlando Pace
PSU's recruiting class is off to a hot start
, and it's already ranked No. 17 in the updated ESPN rankings.
PSU's top 10 targets,
in order, based on their likelihood of committing.
Parker Cothren stopped by to answer "5 Questions"
before he arrived on campus. He's up to 281 pounds already, and he talked about adjustments he'll have to make and his career goals.
"X factor" for PSU this year
? Adam Rittenberg says the answer has to be versatile DB Adrian Amos.
Derek Tyson and Tom VanHaaren
previewed The Opening
, which has PSU commit De'Andre Thompkins on the Vapor Carbon team.
Incoming run-on OL Evan Galimberti grew up just minutes away from Beaver Stadium, and he talked about
what playing for Penn State means to him
Qadree Ollison received a PSU offer
right before the creation of his top-five list, although it's
not committable at this point
The Big Ten bloggers rated the
B1G programs based on success over the next three years
. Travis Haney also wrote about the
biggest college football questions for the next three years
, including whether anyone can knock off Alabama.