Penn State should be Big Ten favorite in 2018; Lions get walk-on commitment, and more
Penn State’s James Franklin on freshman Nick Tarburton playing defensive end
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature an optimistic outlook for the Lions in 2018 and a walk-on commitment from another Fessler.
Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports is bullish on Penn State as a Big Ten contender and has good quotes from an interview with James Franklin addressing the team’s issues. Franklin also went into detail about Tommy Stevens and the many roles his redshirt junior quarterback could play in the “Lion” position created for him.
“We’ve done some studying of some other teams that use a two-quarterback system,” Franklin told Sallee. “He runs 4.5, can make you miss, has a very strong arm. We can use him at wide receiver, running back, as an H-back/tight end, double pass him, wildcat quarterback with him. You can use him in a four-minute offense as a quarterback to help with numbers and even on special teams. We have to be careful with all of that, because we do have a responsibility to develop him at quarterback.”
Erie Cathedral Prep wide receiver Henry Fessler committed to the Lions as a walk-on, where he will replace older brother, quarterback Billy Fessler, who is set to graduate this spring. Henry Fessler is listed at 5-10 and 175 pounds.
Sean Fitz from Lions 247 has more on Henry Fessler’s commitment.
In other Penn State football news, Brent Pry discusses Micah Parsons’ progress. Nick Tarburton changes positions, and the linebacker pictures gets marginally clearer.
PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
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