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Committany Nation (9.25.15): Shane Simmons, Quinn Nordin, Miles Sanders and More!

Things are going pretty, pretty good.

Here's Quinn Nordin Kicking the Piss Out of Footballs

There's a reason that three-star Michigan native Quinn Nordin is the top kicking prospect in America and the best kicker recruit since 2012, per 247's composite score. As you can see from this highlight video of his first three games this season, he has a right leg that is apparently powered by uranium. He has a few punts that are really nice, but those aren't too big of a concern, because Penn State also has Blake Gillikin in this class because SPECIAL TEAMS ARE A THIRD OF THE GAME Y'ALL.

Instead, look at those kickoffs, which all go for touchbacks, and look at how easily he converts field goals from 48 and 29 yards out. The Nittany Lions' kicking game is going to be really, really good in the not-too-distant future.

*Fiddler on the Roof Voice* Traditiooooooooooooon

Woodland Hills High School has a really rich football tradition, as it has sent a bunch of players to the NFL. Next up on the list of the school's NFL hopefuls is Miles Sanders, who sat down with Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports. Sanders – along with his head coach George Novak and Woodland Hills alumnus Steve Breaston – discussed his career at the Western PA powerhouse program. Here's the money quote, from Novak.

"I’ve had a lot of great running backs," Novak started. "Some of them were power running backs. Some of them were speed running backs. Some were cut back guys. Miles does it all. He has speed to get outside and run away from people. He has the strength and power to run at people and be a power runner. He has great moves and vision."

*imagines Miles Sanders with Saquon Barkley*

*drools a lot*

Tre Nixon and Brendan Ferns Updates

Our friend Greg Pickel over at PennLive gave brief updates on the status of two of Penn State's top remaining targets in the class of 2016: four-star Florida receiver Tre Nixon and four-star Ohio linebacker Brendan Ferns. Read his mailbag for the full quotes, but basically, Nixon doesn't have any officials set up anywhere, while Ferns is still a big ol' question mark.

Speaking of Updates, Here's a Very Important Lavert Hill Update

Lavert Hill is still committed to Penn State.

(Pickel also touched on Hill in the aforementioned article and believes that getting him on campus for the game against Rutgers was huge for James Franklin's staff, so yay)

Penn State's 2016 Class is Still Very Good

The latest 247 class rankings came out, and the outlet still has Penn State's class as the second-best in the Big Ten and the fourth-best nationally. We're are. PSU college. Footballed.

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Let's end this week by talking Shane Simmons. He is arguably Penn State's top recruit in the class of 2016, and he sat down with Scout's Brian Dohn for a video interview on Monday. Simmons discussed what he has worked on this offseason, how that has made him better this season and whether he prefers putting his hand down as an end or standing up as a linebacker. The four/five-star recruit gave his thoughts on the Nittany Lions, and while he's been impressed by the start to the season by the defense, he said Penn State's offense needs more work.