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  1. Penn State CB Lucas finding 'swagger'

    Josh Moyer

    Jordan Lucas' father and friends huddled around the basement television and leaned forward as if they were drawn to a warming campfire. One man pointed at the No. 9 on TV, cackling while the Penn State sophomore walked to the sideline. "Oh God," a...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. Hull carrying on Linebacker U tradition

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Mike Hull didn't have any expectations when he strolled into his linebacker coach's office on a warm spring day, but he would leave with words that played on his mind for months. The redshirt junior, whose father and uncle bo...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  3. Wheatley Jr. looking forward to decision

    Josh Moyer

    T.J. Wheatley Jr. (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) has moved around more often than an Army brat. He's followed his father and current Buffalo Bills' assistant coach, Tyrone Wheatley, from New Jersey to Florida, from California to Michigan (in three diffe...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. LB Smith 'confident' in future PSU offer

    Josh Moyer

    Chad Smith (Sterling, Va./Dominion) sat in front of his father's chalkboard over the spring as the two plotted out the five camps he'd attend. "Cincinnati or Penn State?" his father asked. "Penn State," Smith responded. His father would give...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  5. Vincent nearing decision, scheduling visits

    Josh Moyer

    Four-star athlete Troy Vincent Jr. (Baltimore/Gilman) said he's nearing a decision -- but he's not quite done with his visits. He'll join a college tour hosted by Prime Xample, a DB training center run by his father, former Pro Bowl cornerback Tro...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  6. Petitbon: PSU offer like 'winning the lottery'

    Josh Moyer

    OL Richie Petitbon (Washington D.C./Gonzaga) relaxed inside his father's car as he felt the air conditioning blow over his sunburned skin and wet T-shirt, still damp from about eight hours' worth of sweat from Penn State's Saturday camp. He could'...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  7. 2015 LB Jake Cooper has early favorite

    Josh Moyer

    Jake Cooper (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) can still remember those cool Saturday afternoons, sitting on his father's lap and stuffing small fistfuls of chips into his mouth. The Class of 2015 linebacker, only 6 years old back when he and his f...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  8. What does Bench's transfer mean?

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Steven Bench didn't expect this. Nor did his family. Nor the fans. The subject of Bench transferring wasn't broached over the weekend. His father said they chatted about school and, well, football -- what else? The topic o...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. PSU high on CB Worley's list after offer

    Josh Moyer

    Daquan Worley's father turned to him as they wandered the halls to Bill O'Brien's office during Friday's unofficial visit. "You think it's going to happen?" the elder Worley asked, referring to a scholarship. "I don't know," said Daquan, a corn...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  10. Penn State picks up commitment No. 4

    Josh Moyer

    Wide receiver Troy Apke (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) became Penn State's fourth commitment of the 2014 class Saturday. He chose the school over Pitt, a short drive from his home and despite his father playing linebacker for the Panthers in the ...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  11. Run-ons overview: Offense

    Josh Moyer

    Here's a list -- complete with film and notes -- on Penn State's offensive run-ons. QB Austin Whipple, Salisbury (Conn.) School 6-foot-2, 200 pounds (early enrollee) Highlights He's an early enrollee whose father is the quarterbacks coach for t...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. Garrity following in dad's walk-on footsteps

    Josh Moyer

    Gregg Garrity Jr. thought about committing to Penn State as a preferred walk-on for the last five days. His father -- the Nittany Lions' most well-known walk-on of the 1980s -- advised him to hold off. But the younger Garrity's mind raced. If he w...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. Will Garrity follow in dad's footsteps?

    Josh Moyer

    Josh Moyer talks with 2013 wideout Gregg Garrity (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) about his recruitment and whether he might follow in his father's footsteps and play for Penn State....

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  14. Winning impacts PSU's ability to recruit

    Josh Moyer

    Linebacker Zach Bradshaw woke up every morning for two weeks and weighed Penn State's sanctions. The 2013 recruit out of Damascus, Md., spoke with his father, reflected on his commitment and wondered just how competitive his Nittany Lions would re...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  15. 5 Questions: Former QB Frank Rocco

    Josh Moyer

    Every week, NittanyNation will pose five questions to a recruit, player, alum or coach about all things Penn State. This week's subject is Frank Rocco, a former PSU quarterback who's also the father of current Virginia signal-caller Michael Rocco....

    Blog | September 07, 2012