2019 Recruiting Class Thread

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  1. Midnighter

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    Who wouldn't want to play for that guy? I mean, Rome and Paris are pretty great - just look at this production quality of this.

     
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    Too bad the UM game films arent as great.
     
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    Right? How much you want to bet more care and effort is put into their trips to Europe than in letters (if ever sent) to potential recruits?
     
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    Someone please explain how this benefit is within NCAA rules.
     
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    And there arre plenty of idiots that pay for the Rivals con. lol
     
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    Thought that Zach Harrison was Penn State's top uncommitted target. What's happened?
     
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    “ABOVE the Table!!!”
     
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    Zach Harrison is still the TOP uncommitted target left on board. Sometimes these guys (analyst's) get overwhelmed by the fact that he is right under the nose of OSU so there is no chance of him going anywhere else. So they forget about him. Typical!

    P.S - Never count out JF and crew!
     
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    We need a "We are better" thread!!
     
  16. TheGLOV

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    Cine & Dixon both visiting Michigan 6/22.

    Don't ya hope things go horribly wrong!!

    Come on Harbaugh screw things up, like you normally do, one more time please.
     
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    I'd prefer that everything go perfect during their Michigan OV and then these two recruits say, nah, Penn State is the better place to be.
     
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  18. Judge Smails

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    Precisely. I would rather that Michigan put on their best possible show, and still not be enough. That would truly put the fear of God into them.

    In the past, Michigan would (rightly, perhaps) assume that if they wanted a guy that we had or also wanted, all they had to do was ask. It's time they learned that those days are long, long gone.
     
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    Is Greg Pickel PennLive’s main PSU guy? I’ve noticed lately that none of his articles offer much insight and mostly parrot stuff that other people have already posted on social media. Big downgrade from when Audrey was there.
     
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    Nah, a 'screw-up' by them would be more effective IMO.
     
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    You are correct. PL primarily uses AP,Washington Post, Huff Post, Philly.Com, Pitt Gazette, NY Times etc for sources, then will add a few words-paragraphs to the article for news. Pickel is wired in with various PSU football social media sites. He then parrots out the info. Sometimes he offers links, other times he doesnt. Snyder was a big loss for PL.
     
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    I’m in this camp. I remember a few short years ago when Harbaugh had all the hype in recruiting and we lost a few recruits to Michigan (Hill, Nordin, Jeter, Hudson).

    Those days are already long in the rearview, and it would be satisfying to continue to see it paid back with interest.
     
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    Any thoughts on when we might get the next verbal and who that might be?
     
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    Saleem Wormley is committing July 23 and he is a PSU lean at the moment. It’s possible any of Dixon, Johnson Jr, or Metchie commits after Spring OV season too
     
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    What date is Lasch Bash? I think it is prior to Saleem's July 23rd commitment date?
     
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  27. Judge Smails

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    July 28th

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    Metchie has visit with Alabama next.

    Penn State target John Metchie, a four-star wide receiver from the Peddie School in New Jersey, talked to Blue-White Illustrated's Ryan Snyder about his visit. Metchie said his family made the official visit with him and his mom was "real impressed with the campus."

    "On top of that, when you look at what's going on there currently, they have something special going on there," Metchie told Snyder. "They've already had a lot of success on the field, so when you add in this last recruiting class and the one they're bringing in this year, the future is bright at Penn State."


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    Gone are the days when we had to parse every picture out of Lasch Bash and try to figure out if the recruit was truly on board, or not. Things like whether or not the index finger was fully extended, or whether the kid was standing in the middle or the side of the photo, or how enthused they looked.

    We've certainly come a long way.
     
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    How much does having official visits in May/June versus December/January help a northern school such as Penn State?
     
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    Mucho!
     
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    Think it helps, but PSU hasn't had a commitment from the warmer climes so it's hard to say. Also, having kids up in the Fall on a football Saturday ain't bad either.
     
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    Not me.
     
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    A drop in the bucket as compared to being relevant in the playoff conversation and/or putting guys in the league.
     
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    Feels like a month ago, wow does time fly. Still feel bad for Anderson-Butts, he played such a big role in recruiting multiple guys to PSU in the latter months of the season last year only to ruled ineligible. Sounds like both sides have parted ways but wish he would have made it work somehow.
     
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    Another big visit to UM next week is Zach Harrison. Going to ohowIhate also.
    However, a little birdie told me Penn State has always impressed him.
    Penn State may not land him, but I honestly don't think he is lock for the suckeyes.

    OL
     
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    Mann can you imagine what would happen if we get Zach Harrison? There would be a meltdown of epic proportions on all three levels:

    1) OSU meltdown (in a bad way)
    2) PSU meltdown (in an absolutely fantastic way with happy tears)
    3) National media meltdown (going bonkers with the notion that PSU is well on its way to take over the B1G)

    I know one recruit doesn't make or break a class/school... but taking the top ranked recruit from under the nose of OSU would be legit cray cray!
     
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    Saban doesn't need to pay
     
  40. step.eng69

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    YIKES, Asiedu appears he could handle a few defense positions also.

    Up Close & Personal: Nana Asiedu

    David Eckert
    Blue White Illustrated

    Nana Asiedu
    was thinking about going out for football at North Stafford (Va.) High. Coach Joe Mangano thought that would be a good idea – so good, in fact, that he gave the young athlete a guarantee.

    Asiedu, then a freshman, had played football in middle school but shifted his focus to basketball during his first year of high school. He had earned All-Region honors as a freshman on the basketball team, but Mangano saw football potential in the young athlete.
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    Asiedu was a U.S. Army All-American in 2018.
    “He was 6-foot-5, 240 and just looked like a future offensive tackle, I thought,” Mangano said. “He came to me at the end of the season and said, ‘I want to come out for football.’ I said, ‘Nana, if you come out for football, I guarantee if you do anything on film at all, [show] any kind of potential, you’ll have Division I scholarships all around the nation.’”

    Mangano’s prediction was spot on. Asiedu drew offers from at least one school in every Power Five conference, earning 27 offers in total. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 141 prospect in the country and the 11th-best offensive tackle.

    Asiedu’s choice was a game changer, both for him and Mangano. The year before Asiedu joined the team, North Stafford went 6-6. But in his first season of football, the Wolverines won nine games, and they followed that performance by going 7-5 in 2016 and 8-4 last fall.

    Soon to be a Penn State freshman, Asiedu said the close-knit environment he saw at a junior day last February ultimately played the biggest role in his decision to continue his football career at PSU.

    “What sold me was the family environment and how I could feel that the coaches really care for the players here,” Asiedu said. “Not just that, but the tradition at the school, too, with the football program and the people around it.”

    Part of an offensive line class that included three four-star recruits, the 6- foot-5, 275-pound Asiedu will be looking to help give the Nittany Lions the same kind of boost that he gave North Stafford.

    “I think you take Nana at one tackle, you take

    Rasheed [Walker]
    at the other tackle, you put Juice [Scruggs]
    at center and then you have a situation with

    [Bryce] Effner
    being a swing guy who could play either guard, possibly center or tackle, then I think we’ve put a helluva class together,” coach James Franklin said during his signing day teleconference.

    Asiedu admitted that he had some doubts after returning to the football field. But he quickly proved himself, excelling on the offensive and defensive lines, even catching six touchdown passes as a tight end during his junior season.

    Eventually, though, Asiedu settled in at left tackle. During his senior season, he didn’t allow a single sack.

    “He’s going to be a typical 310-, 315- pound offensive tackle that you see at schools like Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan,” Mangano said. “He’s going to be that prototypical left tackle. But with his athleticism, he’s a little bit different than some of the other ones.”

    Asiedu is a quick study, Mangano added. That talent helped him catch up fast after not playing football as a freshman. He went on to fill a variety of roles at North Stafford, even lining up at times on the outside as a receiver.

    Pair that skill set with Asiedu’s elite physical gifts, and the Nittany Lions are getting the full package.

    “Nana is an extremely rare talent – long, athletic, one of those guys who is strong physically and then athletically gifted,” Mangano said. “We just did the bench press the other day in the weight room and he hit 355 for one rep for being his age with his long arms. He did 225 18 times the week before, so he’s got some pretty good physical gifts. When you’re the left tackle, you’re kind of the cornerstone of the offensive line, and that’s what he was this year for us.”

    You wouldn’t get a sense of Asiedu’s talent through conversation, however. The Virginia native, who spent two years as a captain for North Stafford, handles his business with a quiet confidence.

    His words aren’t loud, but his on-field performance certainly is.

    “He’s not the rah-rah guy,” Mangano said. “He’s not your hype guy. He’s very cerebral. He’s locked in. He does his job. He works. But you’re not going to hear him.”
     
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