Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature success on the recruiting trail and Koa Farmer’s thoughts on the future of Linebacker U.The Lions are making headlines for the players they’re losing to the NFL Draft and to the NCAA’s transfer portal, but Steve Wiltfong from 247Sports has some good news on the recruiting front. Penn State has a chance to push for the Big Ten’s top recruiting class, Wiltfong writes, and owns the fourth-highest average player rating in the country.Farmer spoke to Fight On State’s Mark Brennan about the state of Penn State’s linebacker depth chart and had good things to say about Micah Parsons’ athleticism, Jesse Luketa’s maturity and Charlie Katshir’s future at the position. Linebacker U is in good hands and gets another boost with the arrival of five-star Brandon Smith. In other Penn State football news, James Franklin doesn’t like the NCAA’s new transfer rule. Josh Gattis is a … [Read more...] about Penn State pushes for Big Ten’s top recruiting class; Koa Farmer talks PSU linebackers, and more
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wednesday is the first day when recruiting classes can go from verbal commitments to signed deals when the Early Signing Period begins. This is the second year of the Early Signing Period, which comes a few weeks before the traditional National Signing Day in February.And one battle that’s always interesting to watch is who has the top recruiting class in the Big Ten.Will Michigan hold onto its lead in the 247Sports.com team rankings? Or can Ohio State or Penn State do enough to unseat the Wolverines at the top? Follow along with the team rankings here. … [Read more...] about Early signing period: Who has the best recruiting class in the Big Ten?
The Oregon Ducks football program has never secured a top-10 recruiting class nationally.Oregon fans knew that was about to change entering the weekend, as Mario Cristobal and his coaching staff had compiled the No. 7 collection of talent in the country.But could the Ducks climb even higher?On Saturday, the college football world got its answer, as consensus five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, ESPN’s No. 1 overall prospect, announced his commitment to Oregon over Alabama, Florida and Florida State.The 6-foot-5, 234-pound defensive end, out of Oaks Christian High School (Westlake Village, California), immediately launched Oregon into the top-five nationally, as Rivals moved the class to No. 3, behind only Alabama and Georgia.Obviously a top-five class doesn’t reach that level because of one player, but some of the facts surrounding this class are surprising nonetheless:- Oregon is poised to finish with the Pac-12 Conference’s top recruiting class for the first … [Read more...] about Oregon Ducks football recruiting class climbs to No. 3 nationally with 5-star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux
LSU commitment Derek Stingley Jr. is set to share the field with a few of his future teammates, even before he joins the Tigers in January, when he suits up in the All-American Bowl Jan. 5.As the Dunham cornerback and Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year received his jersey in a ceremony at his school before teammates and family members, he said he’s looking forward to playing with fellow future Tigers Kardell Thomas, Tyrion Davis and Marcel Brooks.Stingley said several of the current committed prospects are contacting some of LSU’s top remaining targets, with a goal of helping the Tigers secure the top-ranked 2019 recruiting class.“Me and a couple of other dudes--we are on everybody all the time,” Stingley said. “So we are trying to make sure we can bring a national championship to LSU.”He said he’s been trying to get Amite defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher and receiver Devonta Lee. He’s also been trying to recruit Alabama commitment … [Read more...] about Derek Stingley Jr. hopes LSU finishes with nation’s top recruiting class
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