Although the result is not what Penn State hoped for, from a recruiting standpoint the weekend can be looked at as a success for the Nittany Lions. In addition to the commitment from Richy Anderson, Penn State made an impression on several recruits.
Penn State will need to rely heavily on walk-ons, and two guys who might fit that mold are Jake Plonski and William Houston. Plonski is a middle linebacker who might have more looks if not for a knee injury suffered just before his junior season. Houston is the No. 2 fullback nationally and liked what he saw from Zach Zwinak.
The atmosphere at Penn State for the White Out game was the talk among recruits, and Plonski said the atmosphere blew away the scene for the Alabama game a season ago.