Penn State offers 2019 five-star recruit; safety Nick Scott sees ‘reckless’ style paying off, and more
Penn State head coach James Franklin cracks a smile with safety Nick Scott during practice in Holuba Hall on Dec. 16, 2016. The Nittany Lions take on USC in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature a new offer to a talented 2019 recruit and and a closer look at Nick Scott’s transition to safety.
The Nittany Lions extended an offer to Ishmael Sopsher, a five-star defensive tackle from Amite, La. Penn State is the 12th program to offer Sopsher, who checks in as the No. 2 player in the country, according to 247Sports. Alabama, Florida State and LSU are among the other programs to offer the rising junior.
Blessed to receive my 12th offer from Penn state [?][?][?] #PennState @Beast1Athletics @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/8RWf11aKkQ
— ishmael sopsher (@isopsher) April 17, 2017
Scott is going into his second season as a safety after starting his Penn State career as a running back. He made an impact on special teams as a redshirt sophomore but started his ascent this spring, to the point where Scott is not only a team captain but a contender to start at safety. Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record wrote that Scott is proving he’s more than a captain for the Lions.
“Hey, maybe I’ve been a defensive guy my whole life and I just didn’t know it?” Scott told the YDR. “Once I moved to defense I really felt this is where I my home is. Especially with how reckless I like to play.”
In other Penn State football news, Juwan Johnson is “surprised” at his spring emergence. The Lions offense is dialed in Joe Moorhead’s second spring, and a PSU legacy recruit is visiting for Blue-White weekend.
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Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup: