STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Four months ago, Christian Hackenberg was kicking up sand near the dugout as part of the Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy baseball team. He was finding free time, between baseball and classwork, to break out flash cards and study the Penn State playbook -- names of plays and formations on one side and blank on the other, so he could scribble what they looked like.
about 192 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Looking back over the past decade, Michigan came up with many big-time, last-minute recruiting pulls on or around Signing Day, grabbing kids who looked like they would be staying home or close to it out of Florida and California.
about 399 days ago | Michael Rothstein | Michigan Wolverines
Experts, fans and pundits will analyze every angle of the 2013 recruiting class in the coming weeks, but there will be no certainties there. There never are in recruiting. For every elite prospect who falls short, there's an Allen Robinson -- an under-the-radar, two-star prospect who exceeds all expectations.
about 411 days ago | Josh Moyer | NCF On The Trail
Obviously, coaches hope every elite recruit they reel in becomes a star player and household name. But recruiting doesn't work like that. For every hit, there's a miss. So, NittanyNation decided to take a look at five big-name recruits -- from the 2006 class and on -- that never were.
about 413 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Quarterback Paul Jones, who left the Penn State football team for personal reasons in September, announced on Twitter he planned to transfer to FCS school Robert Morris. Colonials spokesman Spencer Kowitz acknowledged the university was recruiting Jones but said his transfer was not yet official.
about 483 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Matt McGloin chuckled when asked whether this offense was an improvement over last year. He didn't point out his conference-leading nine touchdown passes or argue how the Nittany Lions are spending more time in opponent territory than in the locker room.
about 530 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions