KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates with Greg Pickel

January 5, 2016

Penn State picked up the 19th verbal commitment in its 2016 recruiting class in Clairton three-star athlete Aaron Mathews over the weekend. The Nittany Lions also saw plenty of its current commits head to All-America games to showcase their skills. Greg Pickel caught up with Dustin Hockensmith to give the latest on Penn State’s recruiting efforts on this week’s Keystone Kickoff Show.


KSN Podcast: Penn State’s holiday recruiting wish list

December 24, 2015

Penn State has 18 commitments in its 2016 recruiting class and an eye toward a short list of top targets. As the Nittany Lions approach National Signing Day, Greg Pickel and Ross Tucker join Dustin Hockensmith on the Keystone Kickoff Show to assemble James Franklin’s holiday recruiting wish list.


KSN Podcast: Breaking down Penn State’s January enrollees

December 16, 2015

Penn State last week introduced four members of its 2016 recruiting class who are enrolling at the university in January. Quarterback Jake Zembiec, tight end Danny Dalton and offensive linemen Alex Gellerstedt and Connor McGovern are all getting an early jump on their college careers with weight room and spring practice time.


KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates with Greg Pickel

December 4, 2015

Penn State is pushing toward the finish line in its 2016 recruiting class and starting to lay a better foundation in the 2017 class with another recent verbal commitment from four-star linebacker Dylan Rivers. James Franklin and his staff have looked the keep the momentum going by hitting the road in all different parts of the region, making contact with both commits and top targets alike. Greg Pickel joined Dustin…


KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting during the bye week

November 13, 2015

Penn State gets a much-needed week to rest in advance of the “White Out” game against Michigan after a run of nine straight games to open the season. For the Nittany Lions coaching staff, the week off also affords them time to watch film, evaluate targets and make recruiting trips. The timing of the bye week could be good with the highly anticipated contest against the Wolverines looming. The “White…


KSN Podcast: Talking Penn State football with Greg Pickel

October 31, 2015

Penn State has had its ups and downs this season but most recently came away encouraged from a 31-30 win over Maryland that was boosted by Christian Hackenberg and the big-play passing attack. Coach James Franklin talked about that strategy and the health of Saquon Barkley this week, and Bob Shoop broke down his defense in the advance of today’s game against Illinois.


KSN Podcast: Penn State recruiting updates on Lavert Hill, Quinn Nordin, Miles Sanders

October 30, 2015

Penn State has the No. 4 recruiting class in the country in 2016, a group of 19 verbal commitments that could be coach James Franklin’s best collection of talent since arriving in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are still within arm’s reach to a number of high-profile targets but also have work to do to retain commits such as Lavert Hill, Quinn Nordin and Miles Sanders. Michigan is a big…


KSN Podcast: Breaking down Penn State recruit Michal Menet’s game

September 10, 2015

Penn State is getting one of the best offensive tackle recruits in the country in Exeter Township’s Michal Menet, a 6-5, 270-pound dynamo at one of the Nittany Lions’ biggest area of needs. Bob Flounders and Jim Galanti break down Menet’s game and what he brings to the table for Penn State in 2016 and beyond. Check out audio of the show in this post and be sure to check back…


KSN Podcast: Penn State football news on Andrew Pryts, Adam Breneman and more

September 4, 2015

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…


KSN Podcast: Thoughts on Penn State recruit Karamo Dioubate, training camp observations

August 22, 2015

Penn State entered the midway point of its 2015 training camp with a number of known issues to resolve in advance of the Sept. 5 opener at Temple. The left tackle position and the placekicker battle between Joey Julius and Tyler Davis remain unresolved, but several others look to be in good hands, particularly with the rise of true freshmen John Reid and Saquon Barkley. Junior college transfer Paris Palmer…