Gimme a Siren Woooooo!
Well we were just discussing our need for wide receivers, and lo and behold a day later we get one. Christian Kuntz (ed. - no snickering!) informed the recuiting services that he had chosen Penn State to play his college football.
Kuntz (ed. - hee hee) has great measurables standing 6'4" and weighing 195 lbs. He reportedly has a 30 inch vertical leap, benches 250 lbs, and squats 400 lbs. Also impressive is his 4.46 40 time. Not bad for a guy with such a tall frame. Kuntz played mostly running back for Trinity High School in Camp Hill, PA carrying the ball 115 times for 813 yards and 12 TD as a junior. He also caught 21 passes for 426 yards and 4 TD in the Wing-T offense. He also played safety collecting 20 tackles and 7 INT. His fine play earned him first-team All Area, second team All-Conference, and third team All-State at safety and first team All-Conference at running back.
But I wouldn't be honest with you if I told you I was thrilled with this pickup. I mean, his measurables look great, but he's been pretty-much unknown on the recruiting trail. He's coming in as a wide receiver but he's been a running back his whole career. He's going to have to learn the position from scratch meaning a redshirt year is almost inevitable. Unfortunately with Williams, Butler, and Norwood graduating we need some guys that can play right away.
He only had offers from UConn, Akron, and Buffalo, but he was reportedly seeing interest from Pitt and Notre Dame. He went to Notre Dame to beg for an offer last week and he was basically shown the door. So forgive me if I have a hard time getting excited about this.
But that doesn't take away from the fact that we wish him well in his Penn State career and when he puts on the Blue and White we'll all cheer for him to succeed. Congratulations, Christian, and welcome to Penn State.
Now if you will excuse me, I have beer to drink, hot dogs to eat, and stuff to blow up. What better way to celebrate our nation's independence?
Happy 4th of July!