Adversary Update: Penn State Nittany Lions

4-Star QB Recruit Michael O’Connor committed to Penn State Tuesday. In an interview with Black Shoe Diaries, he had the following to say on playing alongside Christian Hackenberg:

“Yes it will be great getting to know him and work with him, he’s a great quarterback. I haven’t got to meet him yet though.”

The Associated Press reports that the trustees at the school are hard at work to lower the sanctions levied against the school.

In an interview, AD David Joyner says he expects current football head coach Bill O’Brien will stay in Happy Valley for a long time.

The University is exploring having a hockey game played at Beaver Stadium in 2014.

The season opener at Syracuse is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 on August 31st at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Scout previews the 2013 Nittany Lions and ranks the top ten players with Frosh Hackenberg ranked second.

Christian Hackenberg -

2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (5/1/2012)


1. Michigan Wolverines Block M Flag (17)

Added 4 star linebacker Ben Gedeon (Hudson, OH) on 4/10. Quote from The Detroit News: "Michigan just has what I’m looking for,” Gedeon told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "It has what I need to support me academically, I relate well with the coaches, it’s a great football program with players who really like the coaches and enjoy the program.”

Ben Gedeon - 24/7 Sports

2. Ohio State Buckeyes Banner (13)

Had a huge April, adding 8 prospects. 4 star prospects Joey Bosa (DE-FL-5 stars on some sites), Ezekiel Elliott (RB-MO), Marcus Baugh (TE-CA), J.T. Barnett (DTQB-TX), Alex Anzalone (LB-PA) and three stars Jayme Thompson (S-OH) and Tracy Sprinkle (DT-OH). Lewis Neal (LB-NC) had also verballed, but recently opened things back up after an intriguing offer from LSU.

Continue reading “2013 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings (5/1/2012)”