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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Week in review: NittanyNation
By Josh Moyer
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
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
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
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.