Lion Cubs - Penn State Class of 2013-2014

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    10 scholarships available

    1 | :5stars: | Phil Brady | C
    2 | :5stars: | Bobby Thomas | T
    3 | :5stars: | Craig Gaither | DE
    4 | :5stars: | William Johnson | HB
    5 | :4stars: | Eddie Darby | QB
    6 | :4stars: | Bryan Bryan | DT
    7 | :4stars: | Casey Wright | CB
    8 | :4stars: | Andrew McDaniel | WR
    9 | :4stars: | Brian Dowdell | DE
    10 | :4stars: | Jeremy Green | G
     
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    Penn State had a huge recruiting week following the visits during the Minnesota game.

    Offensive Line
    :5stars: Phil Brady - C
    6'3 311 - NY
    + B Pass block strength, Pass block footwork; B- Pass block, Run block; C+ Strength, Run block strength, Run block footwork, Impact blocking
    - D Awareness, Stamina; D+ Agility
    Outlook - Probably a backup year 1 and should work into starter role in a couple seasons

    :5stars: Bobby Thomas - T
    6'5 312 - OH
    + B Strength; B- Pass block strength, Pass block footwork, Run block strength; C+ Run block, Impact blocking
    - D Stamina, Agility; C- Pass block
    Outlook - Probably a backup year 1 and should work into starter role in a couple seasons

    Defensive Line
    :5stars: Craig Gaither - DE
    6'1 240 - NY
    + B+ Pursuit; B Finesse moves; B- Stamina, Hit power, Power moves, Block shedding
    - D- Awareness, Zone coverage
    Outlook - Lot of depth so redshirt year 1 but should develop into starter

    :4stars: Bryan Bryan (parents very lazy) - DT
    6'2 306 - MD
    + B- Tackle, Power moves, Block shedding; C+ Finesse moves
    - D- Speed, Awarensess; D+ Agility, Stamina
    Outlook - Redshirt year 1 and really needs to improve strength (C) for his position

    Defensive Playmakers
    :4stars: Casey Wright - CB
    5'11 160 - LA
    + A- Speed; B+ Acceleration, Man coverage; B Play recognition; B- Jumping, Zone coverage, Press
    - D- Strength, Awareness; D Tackle
    Outlook: Solid cover corner and may see action in year 1

    :4stars: Andrew McDaniel - ATH/SS
    6'2 206 - PA
    + B Tackle; C+ Speed, Strength, Catching, Hit power, Block shedding
    - D- Awareness; D+ Play recognition
    Outlook - May end up at OLB due to lack of speed (C+) and mediocre cover skills (C)

    Offensive Playmakers
    :4stars: Eddie Darby - QB
    6'2 223 - FL
    + A+ Throw power; B Stamina; B- Speed; C+ Agility, Throw accuracy
    - D- Awareness, Carrying, Break tackle, Elusiveness, Trucking
    Outlook - Redshirt year 1 and will likely be behind Ashton Sykes in year 2, should start year 3 and on

    6 more players soft committed to Penn State but the team only has 3 more spots available at this time. The coaches are trying to determine which players best fit the needs of this team.
     
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    :4stars: Jeremy Green - G
    6'6 261 - PA
    + B- Pass block, Pass block footwork, Run block footwork, Run block strength; C+ Strength; Run block, Impact blocking
    - D Agility, Awareness
    Outlook - Could redshirt due to depth but seems like a solid prospect overall

    :4stars: Brian Dowdell - DE
    6'3 235 - PA
    + B+ Pursuit; B Strength, Block shedding; B- Stamina; C+ Power moves
    - D- Agility, Awareness, Zone coverage; C- Speed
    Outlook - Should be a solid early down defender but is not a great pass rusher, probably redshirts year 1
     
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    :5stars: William Johnson - HB
    5'9 188 - LA
    + B+ Stiff arm; B Speed, Stamina, Injury, Juke move; B- Agility, Break tackle, Trucking, Spin move
    - D- Awareness; D Route running, D+ Catching
    Outlook: Skilled back but likely redshirts next season with Goss, Redd and Keller in front of him on depth chart

    With that signing Penn State has used up its available scholarships. All 10 prospects were in the ESPN 150 and 4 were graded as :5stars: recruits. The team can only sign more players if a current roster member leaves early for the draft or transfers to another school.
     

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