KSN Podcast: Projecting Penn State football’s top impact newcomers

August 28, 2015

Penn State is building a deeper roster in 2015 as the program reloads after three years of NCAA sanctions. The total scholarship count is back in the 80s and the two-deep is in a good place, but young players still make up an inordinate percentage of the roster. And so it’s no wonder that coach James Franklin expects at least four true freshmen to see the field in 2015. In…


KSN Podcast: Interview with 2015 Penn State recruit Juwan Johnson

June 9, 2015

Penn State’s incoming freshman class is just weeks away from arriving on campus and has a chance to make an immediate impact on the roster. The Nittany Lions are still recovering from NCAA sanctions and the 25 members of the ’15 class help restore the roster to nearly full strength. Coach James Franklin is back in the 80s with his scholarship count after the NCAA rolled back all remaining sanctions…


KSN Podcast: Latest Penn State recruiting news with PennLive’s Greg Pickel

April 3, 2015

Penn State hasn’t churned out verbal commitments at the same rate in the 2016 recruiting cycle as it did in 2015, but James Franklin and staff are making headway with a number of blue-chip prospects. Visit weekends yielded valuable trips to campus for the likes of offensive tackles Michal Menet and Jauan Williams, defensive back Damar Hamlin and linebacker Brendan Ferns, all good signs despite them leaving without commitments. Another…


KSN Podcast: Ross Tucker breaks down Penn State’s 2015 wide receiver recruits

March 25, 2015

Penn State is adding a talented trio to its depth chart at wide receiver this summer, when Irvin Charles, Juwan Johnson and Brandon Polk are set to arrive for their freshman seasons. They enter the fray at wide receiver, where the competition for playing time is wide open. Charles and Johnson are big, rangy wideouts, while Polk is a crafty route-runner with big-time explosiveness and speed. Ross Tucker, a former…


KSN Podcast: An interview with Penn State WR recruit Juwan Johnson

January 14, 2015

Penn State coach James Franklin has attracted scores of talent to Happy Valley in his first full year on the job, including a 2015 recruiting class that ranks among the top 10 nationally on Rivals and 247 Sports. The class is full of gifted football players, but perhaps none with the raw talent four-star wide receiver Juwan Johnson brings to the table. Johnson stands at 6-4 and 210 pounds, with…