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Tuesday, May 4, 2010
When will Penn State land its first commit?

By staff

The calendar reads May, and Penn State is still waiting to get on the scoreboard for 2011 recruiting. Cause for concern? Not at all, as Penn State, after signing decorated classes of 27 and 20 the last two seasons, only has a handful of scholarships to give for 2011.

It's likely that Penn State will sign no more than 15 players next February, and barring a mass exodus or something crazy like that, the Lions' limit looks like 17 or 18.

As colleague Bill Kurelic writes:

Penn State coach Joe Paterno is going to sign a small 2011 recruiting class. At this point the Nittany Lions have just 14 scholarships to give, and have yet to land a commitment this recruiting season. Right now, it is anybody's guess as to which prospect will break the ice and become JoePa's first 2011 commitment.

So who's in the mix?

Here are a few targets: