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Sunday, February 3, 2013
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:
run-on program is going to be more important
than ever. This in-depth look shows the emphasis Bill O'Brien is putting on it and how D.J. Crook made it there.
Curtis Cothran's coach talked about the kind of player
PSU is getting and mentioned how Cothran could stop sprinting ball-carriers with just one arm.
As part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation took a look at five commits and gave an overview of their rankings, scouting report and projected impact:
Chris Geiss met Joe Paterno back in grade school, and the coach told him he'd be playing football at PSU one day. Sure enough,
Geiss accepted an offer last week to become a preferred walk-on
Malik McDowell received a scholarship
offer from PSU. And 2014 RB
Ray Lawry is also receiving more interest
from the Nittany Lions.
No, in the end, he wasn't the most costly decommitment. But, in the history of Penn State recruiting, quarterback
Dan Kendra might have been the most memorable decommitment
The recruiter-prospect relationship will be impacted by
new, looser recruiting rules
Andrew Nelson talked about his favorite memories
on the recruiting trail. And
so did DaeSean Hamilton
Gregg Garrity Jr. will be following in his father's footsteps
as a walk-on wide receiver.
Cole Chiappialle, a tailback from western Pa.,
will also run-on to PSU.
Two Pennsylvania congressmen authored a letter to Mark Emmert
asking for PSU's scholarships to be restored
Brandon Smith turned to his faith and committed
to PSU as a preferred walk-on. Another linebacker,
Kyle Searfoss, decided to run-on
and said he was born to go to Penn State.
Tom Pancoast turned down two FCS scholarships
to walk-on to Penn State. He explained why in a Q&A. Run-on OT
Austin Fiedler also talked
about the importance of the program and how he always wanted to play for PSU.
Christian Hackenberg talked about the goals
for his freshman season and his future at Penn State.
quite a few quarterback recruits
in this class, and we took a look at all of them -- including guys who played QB this past season but will be playing elsewhere at PSU. There's nine, yes nine, in all.
In our Friday mailbag, we tackled several questions -- including where
PSU's recruiting class might rank if there were no sanctions
Social media, 7-on-7s and other changes have forced the
recruiting world to evolve