November 28, 2009
Penn State's football program currently ranks third in the nation for it's 2010 recruiting class, according to Rivals.com .
The only two schools the Nittany Lions trail are Texas and Alabama.
Penn State is eleven spots ahead of any other Big Ten teams, as Michigan is ranked 14th, and currently has 14 4-star commits as well as 6 3-star commits.
The recruiting class is highlighted by two 4-star QBs who are ranked in the top seven in the country.
The 7th overall QB is Pennsylvania’s own Paul Jones. Jones is from McKees Rocks and plans on enrolling at Penn State in the spring to gain an extra semester to work with the team, something many recruits do across the country.
The other quarterback is Robert Bolden.
Bolden is from Orchard Lake, Michigan and he is ranked 2nd in the country. He is a dual-threat quarterback, meaning he can run and pass. He ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, which is very quick especially for a quarterback. It has also been quoted that he has the strongest arm of any recruit this year.
It will be very interesting to see what happens next year for the starting quarterback spot. Since Kevin Newsome has a year under his belt, I’m sure he will be given the first chance.
However, I’m sure these freshmen will be chomping at the bit to get in there. I think it is a wide open race, but someone needs to step up to win the job.
Khairi Fortt is another name that is at the top of Penn State's list.
Fortt is a 4-star recruit from Stamford, Connecticut and is ranked 2nd among outside linebackers across the nation. Fortt, and linebacker Mike Hull, will keep up our strong tradition here at Linebacker-U.
Hull is also a 4-star recruit from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Penn State is still not done with recruiting this year. The Nittany Lions are currently pursuing the 2nd overall running back Marcus Lattimore.
Lattimore is from Duncan, South Carolina, and he was very impressed with the Nittany Lions and the campus on his latest visit, the weekend of the Ohio State game. He still hasn’t made his final decision, but this would be huge for the future if we land this kid.
It’s great to see so much success in the recruiting aspect of the program. These are the future stars of Penn State football, and by the looks of it the future is very bright.
Success starts with recruiting, and it’s good to see athletes from all over are recognizing us and want to become Nittany Lions. As our success on the field continues, it will do nothing but help our success with recruiting.