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Hackenberg loyal to Nittany Lions

Few would blame nation's top QB if he backed off, but he's sticking with Penn State

Originally Published: July 19, 2012
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Who could begrudge Christian Hackenberg if he jumped from the burning ship that is Penn State football?

The top-rated quarterback nationally and No. 16 prospect overall in the ESPN 150 out of Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, Hackenberg serves as the glue that binds the Nittany Lions' 14th-ranked recruiting class in the face of an unprecedented firestorm.

He committed on the last day of February to play for new coach Bill O'Brien, well after the Jerry Sandusky ...

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