Penn State’s spring wrap: The best performances from the Blue-White game
Penn State head coach James Franklin watches as quarterback Tommy Stevens prepares to take a snap during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Call it one last look at the 2017 Blue-White game, it wasn’t pretty for the White team at Beaver Stadium but there were some terrific individual performances on both sides. Here are the players who caught my eye Saturday afternoon.
Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson catches a touchdown as cornerback Troy Shorts defends during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
No player earned more praise in winter and spring. Juwan Johnson, a redshirt sophomore, has positioned himself to be a key player in the Penn State passing game. The 6-4, 225-pounder has size and speed and he is at the top of the list of Lions who could break out in 2017.
Johnson, who is still battling Irv Charles and DeAndre Tompkins (among others) for playing time, caught seven passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Blue-White game. He has already caught the eye of PSU quarterbacks Juwan Johnson and Tommy Stevens.