The recruiting calendar has officially turned to 2016, and Penn State’s coaching staff is pouring all its resources into adding to a class of four commitments in cornerback Lavert Hill, running back Miles Sanders, defensive end Shane Simmons and quarterback Jake Zembiec. Coach James Franklin will take a big step in those efforts later this month when Penn State hosts top recruits for Junior Day.
The same event helped to create a wave of momentum in the 2015 class that lasted well into the summer. Franklin is lined up with that approach again in 2016, with offensive and defensive linemen again ranking among the program’s top priorities. Who are the top targets to watch? Which positions are most crucial? Andrew P. Shay and Dustin Hockensmith tackle those topics and more in this week’s Keystone Sports Network podcast.