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Old 01-14-2010, 08:08 AM   #321
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nice post ,I saw today that there were reported sightings of seven early new comers on campus for spring ball.
Newest recruiting class at Penn State gets head start

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- More than a third of Penn State's 2010 recruiting class is getting a head start on their academic and football careers.

Seven of the 19 players who made verbal commitments graduated early from high school and enrolled yesterday for the start of the spring semester.

The newest group of Nittany Lions arrived more than three weeks ahead of the Feb. 3 national signing day, when the majority of the nation's Division I-A recruits formalize their decisions with binding letters of intent.

The seven early enrollees are the Lions' highest total -- they had four a year ago -- and their recruiting class is ranked No. 5 nationally.

"We have a lot of new kids walking around on campus with maps," defensive coordinator Tom Bradley said, jokingly.

Among the freshmen prospects who started classes yesterday were three Pennsylvania high school players -- quarterback Paul Jones (Sto-Rox High School), linebacker Dakota Royer (Manheim Central) and defensive end Kyle Baublitz (Central York) -- and two from Connecticut -- outside linebacker Khairi Fortt (Stamford) and running back Silas Redd (King & Low-Heywood Thomas).

Rounding out the group are tight end Kevin Haplea from New Jersey (North Hunterdon) and defensive tackle Evan Hailes from New York (Oscar F. Smith).

Penn State coach Joe Paterno is not particularly fond of the growing trend toward early enrollees. No. 1 Alabama, which plays the Lions Sept. 11 in Tuscaloosa, is expected to have 11.

"I don't like it," Paterno said. "Life is very short and high school should be a great remembrance, with your friends and the whole bit. When you take a kid out of high school before his senior prom, graduation with his buddies, the kids he started with, the town he lives in, I don't know that we're doing him a favor.

"But, unfortunately, that's the way recruiting has gone these days. So much is being done early."

Penn State has had a handful of early entrants in the past decade who have contributed as true freshmen, including Calvin Lowry, Dan Connor, Gateway's Justin King and Derrick Williams, who was the nation's No. 1 recruit.

Of the four freshmen who enrolled early last season, only two made it onto the field in 2009 -- backup quarterback Kevin Newsome (66 yards passing, 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns) and linebacker Gerald Hodges (three tackles). Two others, kicker Anthony Fera and center Ty Howle, redshirted.

Newsome is expected to compete for the starting job this fall with Jones and Robert Bolden (St. Mary Prep, Orchard Lake, Mich.) and former walk-on Matt McGloin. Jones is the only early enrollee among the five WPIAL players recruited by Bradley for 2010.

"We don't encourage the kids to do it, but you're kind of trapped if they want to enroll early," Bradley said. "What are you going to say, `No?' Personally, I would like to see them make the natural progression from high school to college, where they finish it out and then come here.

"I'm not sure we're doing the right thing for some of these players academically when they come in at mid-year. But I do think, for most of them, there is some benefit from a football standpoint."

Penn State's seven early enrollees will be able to participate in winter workouts and 15 spring practices, which conclude April 24 with the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium.

"People talk about these kids missing the prom and their graduation, but all of them are within driving distance, so it's not like they can't go home for some functions," said Mark Brennan, editor of FightOnState.com, a Web site devoted to Penn State news and recruiting. "The one negative I see is that the kids who enroll early can't play in the Big 33 game, which is a blow for some of them.

"But going through spring practice is the key for a lot of these guys who come in early and hope to get playing time in their first season."
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Recruiting Class of 2010
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:04 AM   #323
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Nice link SCM. Watched a few of those clips, and this class looks pretty solid.

Here is a related article...

Penn State secures quality recruiting class
Buzz up!By Bernard Fernandez, PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS
Thursday, February 4, 2010

There was a time when Penn State coach Joe Paterno was one of the best "closers" in college football.

Now, at 83, Paterno doesn't go out on the road to seal the deal on National Signing Day nearly as often as he once did. Not that he needs to — the Nittany Lions' veteran coaching staff knows the gospel according to Joe so well, his assistants can cite chapter and verse without missing a beat.

With Penn State again an upper-echelon power — the Lions are 51-13 over the past five seasons (.797), with a 4-1 bowl record and two BCS bowl appearances — and Paterno re-energized after undergoing leg surgery a couple of years ago, a new crop of teenagers has added their names to the long list who have pledged allegiance to the Paterno way.

So, credit the enduring charisma of the boss and the roll-up-their sleeves work ethic of such doggedly determined recruiters as Larry Johnson, Tom Bradley, Ron Vanderlinden and Mike McQueary, among others, for corralling one of Penn State's best classes of the 21st century. Of the 19 players who faxed signed letters of intent to the university Wednesday, two were five-star recruits, according to Scout.com, and 13 were four-star recruits.

Every national recruiting service rated Penn State's group of signees among the best in the country and No.1 among Big Ten schools. Need areas were addressed, strong positions fortified. It should come as no surprise to anybody that "Linebacker U" added Khairi Fortt and Mike Hull, each of whom was regarded as one of the best at their position coming out of high school. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Fortt, from Stamford, Conn., and 6-1, 220-pound Hull, from Canonsburg, project at outside linebacker and middle linebacker, respectively.

"It's a great class," said Tom Lemming, a recruiting analyst for CBS.com. "Penn State is loaded with athletes right now."

And how does Paterno regard the high marks given his new batch of recruits by the so-called experts? Let's just say he doesn't put as much stock in the opinions of outsiders as he does from those offered by members of his staff.

"I get a kick out of them saying, 'I like this guy because of the way he moves his hips,' " Paterno has dismissively said of the analysts.

Paterno, who did not talk yesterday about his latest recruiting class, never has been afraid to take a chance on a two-star recruit, if his coaches believe in the kid's potential for improvement enough to vouch for him. And never is that the case as much as when the player is a "legacy," or the son, grandson, brother or nephew of a player who previously suited up for JoePa. At Penn State, loyalty always is a two-way street; Paterno has coached 25 father-son combinations during his 44-year tenure as head coach, including nine members of the 2009 team.

That number will grow by one this year as Hull also is a legacy, his father and uncle also having played at Penn State.

But then Hull could have gone to almost any college he wanted to, which is not the case with wide receiver Levi Norwood.

Norwood, son of former Penn State assistant coach Brian Norwood and brother of former Lions wideout Jordan Norwood, is actually the 20th member of the Class of 2010, although he will "grayshirt," meaning he has been guaranteed a scholarship but will enroll at a later date.

Levi Norwood, toothpick-thin at 6-2, 170 pounds, was not highly recruited — he wasn't even offered by Baylor, where his dad is now the defensive coordinator — but he verbally committed to Penn State in July and he will get his chance to replicate the success of his brother, who arrived as a grayshirt and finished his career as the school's fourth-leading all-time receiver.

Levi Norwood is, in a sense, Paterno's kind of player, the one who needs to be "coached-up" to achieve his full potential.


Penn State signings list

The 2010 football signees for Penn State on Wednesday in alphabetical order, with name, position, height, weight, and last school attended:

Brad Bars, de, 6-4, 200, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tenn.

Kyle Baublitz, de, 6-5, 255, Central York, York, Pa.

Robert Bolden, qb, 6-4, 200, Orchard Lake St. Mary's, Orchard Lake, Mich.

Miles Dieffenbach, ol, 6-4, 275, Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh

Khairi Fortt, lb, 6-2, 225, Stamford (Conn.)

Luke Graham, ol/dl, 6-5, 280, Penn Trafford, Harrison City

Evan Hailes, dt, 6-1, 290, Oscar F. Smith, Chesapeake, Va.

Kevin Haplea, te, 6-4, 210, North Hunterdon, Annandale, N.J.

Mike Hull, lb, 6-0, 205, Canon-McMillan, Canonsburg

DaQuan Jones, dt, 6-4, 300, Johnson City Senior (N.Y.)

Paul Jones, qb, 6-3, 220, Sto-Rox, McKees Rocks

Alex Kenney, wr, 6-0, 190, State College Area (Pa.)

Khamrone Kolb, ol, 6-6, 300, Lake Braddock Secondary, Burke, Va.

Levi Norwood , wr, 6-1, 185, Midway, Waco, Texas

Kazeem (C.J.) Olaniyan, de, 6-5, 230, Warren Mott, Warren, Mich.

Shyquawn Pullium, cb, 6-1, 165, Cathedral Prep, Erie

Silas Redd, rb, 5-10, 190, King & Low Heywood Thomas, Stamford, Conn.

Tom Ricketts, ol, 6-5, 260, North Allegheny, Wexford

Dakota Royer, lb, 6-1, 210, Manheim Central (Pa.)

Zach Zwinak, fb, 6-2, 240, Linganore, Frederick, Md.


Rank and file

A look at how the Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia recruiting classes stacked up against the nation's top teams:

School: Rivals.com — Scout.com — Scouts, Inc.

Florida: 1st — 1st — 1st

USC: 2nd — 7th — 8th

Texas: 3rd — 3rd — 2nd

Auburn: 4th — 5th — 4th

Alabama: 5th — 4th — 3rd

Penn State: 12th — 9th — 8th

West Virginia: 19th — 26th — NR*

Pitt: 33rd — 16th — NR*

*—Scouts, Inc., only ranks the top 25 teams
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Can't wait to see Fortt and Hull on the field together in years to come. What will be interesting to see is how our qb situation plays out this year having Newsome back and the 2 new recruits Bolden and Jones.
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I have had the opportunity to play against Alex Kenney and Levi Norwood when I played High School Football. Both of those guys are speed demons ESPECIALLY Kenney.
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ESPN2 To Air Blue-White Game Presented by AAA

National Telecast Set for 2:00 p.m. on April 24 from Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., - One of the nation's premier spring football events, Penn State's Blue-White Game presented by AAA, will be televised live by ESPN2 on Saturday, April 24. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium.

As in previous years, there will be no admission or parking fee for the Blue-White game, which culminates spring practice for the Nittany Lions. The Blue-White Game also will air on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.

The Blue-White Game presented by AAA will be the first spring football game ESPN has televised among Big Ten Conference institutions. Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma are among the schools that have hosted ESPN for their spring football game over the past five years, with LSU and North Carolina also joining the list this spring.

One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, Blue-White Weekend presented by AAA is set for April 23-24 with numerous free, fan-friendly events adjacent to Beaver Stadium. The celebration of Penn State football will include the popular pre-game autograph session with the players, the announcement of the spring football award winners as well as the recipients of the PNC Bank "Player of the Game" from last season.

During the weekend, the University will also announce the official dollar goal of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, the most ambitious fundraising effort in its history.

The Blue-White Game presented by AAA is one of the nation's most popular spring football contests. The attendance record has fallen each of the past three years, with an estimated crowd of 76,500 flocking to the 2009 contest. An estimated 73,000 fans attended in 2008 and 71,000 in 2007. More than 40,000 fans have attended the game in 11 of the past 14 years, with rainy conditions during the other three contests.

Coach Joe Paterno's squad will begin spring practice the last week of March.

The Nittany Lions earned their second consecutive 11-2 record last season, capped by a win over LSU in the Capital One Bowl, Penn State's fourth bowl victory in the past five seasons. The Nittany Lions were No. 8 in the final USA Today Coaches poll and No. 9 in the Associated Press survey, earning their 23rd final Top 10 ranking under the Hall of Fame coach.

Penn State is 51-13 (79.7) since the start of the 2005 season, tied for the nation's No. 7 winning percentage over that span.

The Nittany Lions return 37 letterwinners for the 2010 season, including 13 starters (7 offense, 5 defense, 1 specialist), as well as 11 players that have starting experience. Penn State opens the season Sept. 4 vs. Youngstown State in Beaver Stadium and visits 2009 national champion Alabama on Sept. 11.
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Big Game this week... anyone gonna watch this Prime Time matchup of Big Ten 3 and 1's?
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...that is all.
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