Penn State ‘in great position’ with another blue-chip recruit; Tim Shaw delivers powerful message to the team, and more
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature more encouraging news from the recruiting trail and a passionate talk from former Nittany Lions linebacker Tim Shaw in advance of last weekend’s Blue-White game.
After landing back-to-back top-25 offensive tackles in Nana Asiedu and Antwan Reed over the weekend, Penn State could be angling for another, according to Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue. The Lions are “in great shape” with four-star Rasheed Walker from North Point (Md.) High School, Donohue writes. Wheeler, who had previously named the Lions in his top six, visited for the Blue-White game.
Walker is the No. 12 offensive tackle in the country and No. 141 player overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. All six of his Crystal Ball picks through 247Sports point toward the Lions, but Maryland and Ohio State are among Penn State’s top competition.
“Every time I go [to Penn State], I see something different that I like,” Walker told Land of 10. “I’m impressed by the program overall, and I like the culture and tradition there.”
Shaw, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2014, delivered a message of passion and drive to the Penn State team prior to the Blue-White game. He told a group of attentive players that his ALS diagnosis gave him the “gift” of perspective and urged them to give 100 percent every single day.
“The game is meant to be played with heart, men,” Shaw said. “And that’s the way life is meant to be lived.”
In other Penn State football news, the Lions send out a rare JUCO offer. BTN’s Tom Dienhart has five observations from the Blue-White game, and Steve Wiltfong has a good interview with Penn State wide receiver target Daniel George.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
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