Penn State is among 5-star recruit’s top schools; why James Franklin hires former quarterbacks, and more
Penn State head coach James Franklin answers questions during Fiesta Bowl media day on Dec. 15, 2017.Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature favorable position with a five-star recruit and a look at James Franklin’s hiring preferences.
Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School five-star cornerback Derek Stingley listed the Lions among his top 10 schools in a tweet he sent out Monday afternoon. Penn State likely has work to do to lure the 6-0, 170-pounder to Happy Valley, but inclusion among his favorite schools is a good starting point. Tyler Donohue from Land of 10 has more.
Franklin is a former quarterback and has drifted toward hiring former quarterbacks to round out his coaching staff, writes Mark Wogenrich for the Allentown Morning Call. Offensive coordinators Joe Moorhead and Ricky Rahne and new assistants David Corley and Ja’Juan Seider were all college quarterbacks, Wogenrich notes.
In other Penn State football news, a four-star prospect from Florida breaks down his PSU offer. Seider goes in-depth on recruiting, and Penn State adds opponents to its 2020 and ’24 schedules.
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Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup: