Lion Cubs - Penn State Recruiting 2017

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  1. bravejaf

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    19 graduating seniors + 0 empty roster spots = 19 scholarships available

    # Name Pos. Stars Notes Overall Rating
    1 William Robinson DT :5stars: ESPN 150, #1 DT 81
    2 David Davis DT :5stars: ESPN 150, #2 DT 79
    3 Charlie Vinson WR :5stars: ESPN 150, #3 WR 79
    3 Seth Blalock DE :5stars: ESPN 150, #2 DE 81
    4 Elliot Martindale OT :4stars: ESPN 150, #6 OT 79
    6 Travis Turner WR :4stars: ESPN 150, #5 WR 74
    7 Clifton Roland WR :4stars: ESPN 150, #6 WR 74
    8 Jon Hobbs WR :4stars: ESPN 150, #7 WR 72
    9 Michael Burke OLB :4stars: ESPN, 150, #1 OLB 81
    10 Jason Page OG :4stars: ESPN 150, #7 OG 78
    11 James Hardin DE :4stars: ESPN 150, #15 DE 77
    12 Chris Hollis OT :4stars: JUCO JR, #18 OT 87
    13 Todd Leak OC :4stars: JUCO SO, #11 C 82
    14 Tyler Kerr DT :4stars: #15 DT 73
    15 Jason Martin P :4stars: #1 P 80
    16 Phil Anderson MLB :4stars: #5 MLB 73
    17 Brad McKinney TE :3stars: #19 TE, moved to FB 63

     
  2. bravejaf

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    :5stars: David Davis - poorly named DT will replace Bryan Bryan in the middle of Penn State defense :)
    6'0 296 PA
    + B+ Power moves; B Pursuit, Injury; B- Strength, Finesse moves; C+ Tackle, Hit power, Block shedding
    - D- Speed, Agility, Awareness, Stamina
    Coach's comment - He is over rated as a :5stars: athlete and may not even be a true top 100 player

    :5stars: Charlie Vinson - slow receiver that Alabama didn't want
    6'1 189 AL
    + B+ Spectacular catch, Catch in traffic, Release; B Speed, Agility, Jumping, Injury; B- Stamina; C+ Break tackle, Carrying, Catching, Route running
    - D- Elusiveness, Stiff arm; D Awareness, Spin move, Juke move
    Coach's comment - Seems like an ideal slot WR with his release, route running and catch in traffic abilities
     
  3. Wick36

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    Alabama had 7 or 8 5 stars with him as #1 or something ridiculous like that. He had to let go like half of them go, lol.
     
  4. abolishthefed

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    PSU recruiting by name in the interior line. Nice.
     
  5. bravejaf

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    - (****) P Jason Martin has committed to Penn State
    - (****) C Todd Leak has committed to Penn State
    - (****) RT Elliot Martindale has committed to Penn State

    These are not the most exciting signings, but these signings are the reason Penn State has stayed in the top of the polls. The Nittany Lions add depth to key positions, including a nice addition by adding ESPN 150 member Martindale. At 6'3 310, Martindale isn't going to be pushed around. Right now he is more polished as a pass blocker so he will need to improve his run blocking skills. He also needs time to learn the playbook (D- awareness) so it is unlikely he makes an immediate impact. Leak is another JUCO recruit that helps Penn State fill an immediate need. He is more refined in pass and run blocking and his JUCO experience increased his football knowledge (C awareness). As for Martin, he is a punter with a decent leg (B-) and accuracy (C+). He should start next season.
     
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    - (****) MLB Phil Anderson has committed to Penn State
    - (****) RG Jason Page has committed to Penn State
    - (****) WR Jon Hobbs has committed to Penn State
    - (*****) LE Seth Blalock has committed to Penn State

    I will update with more information at a later time. I am not able to access Dynasty Wire while I am working.
     
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    Final recruiting class posted in top thread

    * 11 ESPN 150 recruits
    * 4 :5stars: recruits including 3 on the defensive line
    * 12 :4stars:
    * 4 of the top 7 WR according to ESPN.com
    * 3 players #1 at their position (DT, OLB, P)

    The class is currently #1 in the country. Penn State finishes with 3 unused scholarships but has just 12 seniors next season.
     
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    Added overall ratings to table in first post

    * Chris Hollis - 87 overall (JUCO JR), probably starting RT this season

    * 3 freshman rated at 81 overall, including :4stars: OLB Michael Burke

    * 3 :4stars: recruits rated at 73 overall or lower, include ESPN 150 WR Jon Hobbs at 72 overall
     
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    Very solid class. Top 2 DT's in the class and a good group of WR's.
     

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