Penn State made final adjustments to its depth chart in advance of Saturday’s Temple game, and at least one big name was absent. Tight end Adam Breneman’s future appears to be in question as he continues to battle injuries, leaving just Mike Gesicki, Brent Wilkerson and Kyle Carter at the tight end position along with true freshmen Nick Bowers and Jonathan Holland.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin and kicker Joey Julius also claimed starting jobs, while Paris Palmer was listed as the team’s starting left tackle, as expected. Palmer might have caught a break with the presume absence of injured Temple pass-rusher Praise Martin-Oguike, the Owls’ sack leader a year ago. Palmer’s first career start gets just a bit easier.
On the recruiting trail, the Nittany Lions took another step in the right direction with the verbal commitment of safety Andrew Pryts. The 6-1, 200-pounder picked Penn State over a host of top-level schools that included Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Alabama. He’s a Penn State legacy whose father, Ed, played at Penn State from 1979-’81.
Bob Flounders, Dustin Hockensmith and Ross Tucker talked about the depth chart, Pryts’ commitment and more on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show. Check out audio of the show in this post and be sure to check back in to KeystoneSportsNetwork.com for plenty more Penn State podcasts and analysis.