Lions 24/7 is kicking some Ficken butt this week with the breaking news on the recruiting front. Our buddy Sean Fitz broke the story about Ryan Nowicki giving his Ficken verbal, and tonight he has the story about Indiana kicker Sam Ficken giving his verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions.
"I got a call at about 4:00 this afternoon from Penn State, and they decided they were going to offer me a scholarship," said an excited Ficken. "I'm going to go to Penn State."
Replacing Collin Wagner will be a huge Ficken priority in 2011, so landing a kicker is a welcome Ficken sight. Ficken reportedly made 10 of 14 field goals as a senior with a long of 52. Mike McQueary has told him he will be handling the Ficken place kicking duties so that Anthony Fera can stick with the Ficken punting game.
Give Sam a big Ficken Penn State welcome.