NittanyNation links: 2012 class breakdown


One day after launching, NittanyNation has more coverage of Lions recruiting and preseason camp.

Josh Moyer breaks down the 2012 offensive classInsider: No offensive prospects left in the face of unprecedented NCAA sanctions, so this year's incoming class offers Penn State some hope for the future.

Moyer breaks down the 2012 defensive classInsider: The defensive players in Penn State's 2012 recruiting class are not the most heralded the Nittany Lions have ever snagged. But defense has been a strength of Penn State since before some of these recruits' parents were born -- and that's not expected to change.

Moyer writes: Coach Bill O'Brien and his staff have emphasized a new workout routine this offseason, one that has made walking to classes a little harder on those linemen. The system focuses on a balance of flexibility and strength, treating linemen not just as bodybuilders, but as athletes.

Moyer writesInsider: ESPN 150 defensive tackle Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community) recently received offers from Penn State and Nebraska, according to one of his tweets Wednesday afternoon.

Moyer writes: Not that it came as a big surprise, but Penn State commit Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union), the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect, tied for second at the Elite 11.