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Committany Nation (6.2.15): Revised Predictions and a Recap of Monday's Events

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The Committany Nation express pulls out of the station for the second day in a row. Lucky you, readers!

DT Mike Panasiuk (Roselle, IL)
DT Mike Panasiuk (Roselle, IL)
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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
Player Position Player Position
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.

Weekend/Monday Recap

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.

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.

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.