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  1. O'Brien leaves PSU in better shape

    Jared Shanker

    When Bill O'Brien landed in State College in January 2012, he inherited one of the most toxic situations the college landscape has ever seen. And six months later in July when the NCAA handed down crippling sanctions and even discussed shutting the p...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  2. ESPN 300 DT Holley down to two

    Jared Shanker

    One of the country's top uncommitted prospects is down to a final two with a fast-approaching decision. Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln), No. 87 in the ESPN 300, will make a decision this month between the SEC and the Big Ten. His uncle S...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. Six competing for ESPN 300 athlete

    Jared Shanker

    Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) has had a "short" list of about a dozen schools since the spring, but the ESPN 300 athlete is finally narrowing things it down. Six schools remain as the most likely options for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Nich...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  4. Pitt-WVU battle for Dravon Henry

    Jared Shanker

    As it so many times does in western Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh-area prospect's decision could come down to Pitt and West Virginia. ESPN 300 athlete Dravon Henry (Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa) altered his top four earlier this week, eliminating Penn St...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. A look at Ollison's upcoming decision

    Jared Shanker

    The recruiting rivalry is not as intense as some of those down in Florida or the SEC, but Penn State and Pittsburgh are often going head-to-head for prospects. The two are going at it once more for a three-star running back. Qadree Ollison (Buffal...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. ACC recruiting mailbag

    Jared Shanker

    ACC recruiting reporters Corey Dowlar and Jared Shanker took time Friday to answer questions in their weekly mailbag. You can send questions to them on Twitter with the #AskACC hashtag and mentioning @cdowlar and @JShankerESPN. Or reach them via emai...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. Wilkins hoped for different future

    Jared Shanker

    Football was a second option for Christian Wilkins. The ESPN Junior 300 defensive tackle out of Suffield (Conn.) Academy with offers from Florida State, Ohio State and Stanford would have preferred a nobler path protecting the streets. "It's kind ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  8. Top junior Cornell avoids the 'dark side'

    Jared Shanker

    The No. 1 junior nationally will not be going to the dark side. No, Big Ten fans, Jashon Cornell is not referring to Arkansas or Florida or Missouri or any SEC program recruiting the nation's top player in hopes of persuading him to leave the Big Ten...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  9. No comparisons to PSU for DT White

    Jared Shanker

    Those around Antoine White (Millville, N.J./Millville) would like to see him take a few more of his planned visits. They want to make sure the three-star defensive tackle explores all his options before a planned decision in the fall. Following a ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. RB Ollison breaks down top-five group

    Jared Shanker

    With 15 offers, Qadree Ollison (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius) felt it was time to trim his list some. He did that Monday when he named a top five. Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wisconsin are the five schools at the top for the three-star runni...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. Jenkins compared to OSU legend Pace

    Jared Shanker

    Some college coaches have told Sterling Jenkins (Pittsburgh/Baldwin) he already looks like an NFL lineman. The Ohio State coaches think he could be the next great NFL lineman. Jenkins, a 2015 offensive tackle, visited the Buckeyes on Wednesday, an...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  12. Top 2015 prospect eyes Penn State visit

    Jared Shanker

    Ricky DeBerry (Richmond, Va./Saint Christopher's School) has more than 30 offers and is doing his best to see as many teams as he can. He checked out Michigan and Michigan State in April. He visited Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia in June. He is not...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  13. OT picks up football then picks up offers

    Jared Shanker

    At 12 years old, Sterling Jenkins stood 6-foot-4 and weighed 250 pounds. Seventh grade was the first year Jenkins could play football, so the rest of the district's defensive linemen cowered when they saw Jenkins on the sideline. >!--offer-->Jenki...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  14. Crushing hits are 2015 LB Hilliard's game

    Jared Shanker

    Justin Hilliard sees the ball and runs to it. Then he delivers a crushing blow. That is the consensus on the 2015 Cincinnati St. Xavier linebacker who already holds 20 offers. "Off the field, he's nonchalant," says his older brother C.J, who ha...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. What now for Peppers' other finalists?

    Jared Shanker

    The No. 2 player in the country is going to Michigan. The Wolverines coaches are elated five-star Paramus (N.J.) Catholic cornerback Jabrill Peppers is headed to Ann Arbor, but that means five other coaching staffs are going back to the recruiting bo...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  16. LSU after Penn State LB commit Wangler

    Jared Shanker

    An offer from an SEC school often makes recruits take a step back and re-evaluate a top group or a commitment. That's not the case with Jared Wangler (Warren, Mich./De La Salle). LSU offered the 6-foot-2, 218-pound outside linebacker Wednesday, bu...

    Blog | May 22, 2013