Penn State Nittany Lions: Mike Grimm

Q&A: Grimm talks about PSU visit 

February, 26, 2013
ESPN Watch List prospect Mike Grimm visited Happy Valley over the weekend for junior day. The offensive tackle didn't come away with a Penn State offer, but he said he still enjoyed the visit.

NittanyNation recently spoke with the tackle out of Bethel Park, Pa., to see why he decided to make the trip, his thoughts on PSU and his favorite part of junior day.

Recruits sound off on PSU's junior day 

February, 24, 2013
We already offered a brief overview of PSU's newest commit and the four players who received scholarships. But what did the other recruits think about PSU's junior day?

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Week in review: NittanyNation

February, 24, 2013
NittanyNation takes a look at this week’s Penn State football news and what you might have missed:

Video: Mike Grimm talks PSU, recruitment

February, 21, 2013

Jared Shanker interviews 2014 offensive tackle prospect Mike Grimm of Bethel Park (Pa.). Grimm updates his college interest and discusses his upcoming trip to Penn State.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State's junior day this weekend figures to be more intimate than in years past.

With fewer scholarships, the coaching staff didn't need to invite 60 recruits to Happy Valley. Instead, it seems to be focusing more on a core group of individuals it feels are scholarship-worthy.

One high school coach jokingly referred to Saturday as "double, top-secret day" because Penn State's staff politely declined allowing an invited player to bring up one of his teammates. They just weren't that interested -- and, the high school coach said, he was told it was simply because the Nittany Lions were looking for scholarship players right now.

So, on Saturday, Bill O'Brien will be hosting players that could very well wind up with a PSU offer in the near future. There's bound to be a few future Nittany Lions in the crowd, so here are the visitors whom NittanyNation confirmed:
(Italics denotes a PSU scholarship offer.)

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Welcome to NittanyNation's bi-weekly mailbag! We asked you to tweet your questions this week, and we've selected three to answer in-depth -- starting with the question we received most.

Scott Reading (@7reading7) writes:
What will be the biggest challenge for O'Brien this upcoming season? I feel it'll be the secondary.

Josh Moyer: Well, the secondary certainly isn't a bad choice. But with both safeties returning and another year under Adrian Amos' belt, I think we can all agree they should be improved overall from last season. But it's definitely far from a strength.

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Looking ahead to the 2014 class 

January, 16, 2013
With signing day just three weeks away and Penn State's 2013 class almost in the books, NittanyNation takes an early look at the next recruiting class and what to keep an eye on.

Because of the sanctions, Penn State will be allowed just 65 scholarships for the 2014 season. As a result, the next recruiting class will likely consist of about a dozen commits.

Here's a breakdown of each position:

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Mike Grimm (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) felt his palms sweat as he stepped in line for one-one-ones at the U.S. Army National Combine. He didn't know what to expect and felt uneasy around a group of unfamiliar faces.

The 2014 offensive tackle alternated between staring at the ground -- "That's how I was getting in the zone," he said -- and watching other players spar in the drills. The air was a cool 42 degrees outside but, inside the Alamadome, he felt comfortable.

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SAN ANTONIO - - ESPN Watch List offensive tackle Mike Grimm (Bethel Park, Pa.) was on a mission to represent his state on Friday at the U.S. Army National Combine, and he did just that.

Grimm (6-foot-6, 310 pounds) won 10 of his 12 1-on-1s to cap off a very impressive day.

“I just wanted to win all of my 1-on-1s and show everyone what’s going on with Pittsburgh,” he said. “I think I did pretty good. I ran a 5.5 40. I had a vertical of 23.5 and won all but two 1-on-1s.”

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Q&A: Saturday visitor Mike Grimm 

November, 19, 2012
2014 offensive lineman Mike Grimm (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) was in the stands for the Penn State-Indiana game and recently spoke with NittanyNation at length about his visit and opinion on the Nittany Lions.

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Josh Moyer/ESPN.comMike Grimm is taking his visits with an open mind.
The ESPN Watch List prospect holds three scholarship offers -- Alabama, Cincinnati, Pitt -- and his uncle, Matt Fornadel, played for PSU in the mid-1990s.

NittanyNation: How would you rate your Penn State visit? Did it exceed your expectations?

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