Before we start, if you haven't done so yet, go pull up the newest Black Shoe Podcast and start listening as you read this. Matt, Bill and I talked all about Michal Menet's commitment and what the rest of the summer should look like, recruiting-wise. It's a good listen, so get on that.
Revised 2016 Class Predictions
At the end of February, Matt and I gave our best guesses as to which prospects would fill out Penn State's 2016 recruiting class. As we sit here in the beginning of June, many of those picks are already hilariously incorrect. However, we also hit on a few of our picks, so it's not all bad for the Black Shoe Diaries recruiting team.
Is it really fair to only give us one shot at the perfect prediction, though? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay get to make about 15,000 different mock drafts before they settle on their final picks, so why shouldn't we at least get a second chance? Exactly. Who knows, maybe if we revise these predictions enough we'll have Frank Caliendo impersonating us, too. We also came to the conclusion that instead of writing up our rationale here, we'll just wait for you to ask questions about our picks in the comments section.
|Matt ||Nick |
|Michal Menet||OL||Michal Menet||OL|
|Shane Simmons||DE||Shane Simmons||DE|
|Miles Sanders||RB||Miles Sanders||RB|
|Lavert Hill||CB||Lavert Hill||CB|
|Connor McGovern||C||Connor McGovern||C|
|Jake Zembiec||Pro-QB||Jake Zembiec||Pro-QB|
|Zechariah McPhearson||CB||Zechariah McPhearson||CB|
|Daniel Dalton||TE||Daniel Dalton||TE|
|Alex Gellerstedt||OT||Alex Gellerstedt||OT|
|Will Fries||OT||Will Fries||OT|
|Brendan Ferns||LB||Brendan Ferns||LB|
|Tre Nixon||WR||Tre Nixon||WR|
|Jordan Fuller||ATH||Jordan Fuller||ATH|
|Karamo Dioubate||DT||Karamo Dioubate||DT|
|Andrew Pryts||S||Andrew Pryts||S|
|Cary Angeline||TE||Cary Angeline||TE|
|Ellison Jordan||DT||Ellison Jordan||DT|
|Josh King||DE||Khaleke Hudson||LB|
|Mike Panasiuk||DT||Rashad Wheeler||DT|
|Oluwole Betiku||DE||Oluwole Betiku||DE|
|Phillip Patterson||WR||Mike Panasiuk||DT|
|Michael Onwenu||OG||Michael Onwenu||OG|
|JoJo Dormann||OLB||Ron Johnson||DE|
|Shaka Toney||OLB/DE||Cameron Brown||OLB|
|Quinn Nordin||K/P||Sulaiman Kamara||DT|
Be sure to tell us what you think below.
There was an insane amount of recruiting content over the past few days, so I'm just going put it all together in one place for you quickly.
- Miles Sanders Balls out at the Opening
- Miles Sanders Earns Invite to The Opening, and Wins Running Back MVP Honors
- Get to Know Penn State Commit, Jake Zembiec
- Penn State in the New Rivals100
- Jake Zembiec Earns Invite to Elite 11 Semi-Finals
- Miles Sanders Commits to Play in the Under Armour All-America Game
- Committany Nation (6.1.15)
- Black Shoe Podcast: Recruiting Edition
Another Recruit Names a Top Group
Something that we missed in the last couple of Committany Nations, was DT Mike Panasiuk (Roselle, IL) naming his top six.
I'd like to say thank you to all the schools that have offered me and showed interest. Things can still change pic.twitter.com/msYXIdemmd— Big Baby (@MikePanasiuk97) May 29, 2015
Should technical difficulties arise, the schools listed there (in alphabetic order) are Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Penn State and Wisconsin. Panasiuk had a great visit to Penn State on Junior Day back in February, and has apparently continued having contact with the coaches since then. Panasiuk's recruitment has blown up this spring, earning nine new offers since the beginning of March, as well as receiving an invitation to participate in The Opening.
Panasiuk is the #39 defensive tackle according to the 247Composite, and the #13 player in the state of Illinois (247 has his at #23 and #5, respectively). He currently has only two Crystal Ball predictions, one for Penn State and one for Michigan State.