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LB Brelin Faison-Walden Visits Michigan
North Carolina LB Brelin Faison-Walden visited Penn State one time in the summer before committing to the Nittany Lions. Because of his commitment, he cancelled trips to his other finalists — Michigan and Clemson — deciding that Penn State was the school for him.
Fast forward almost three months later, and Faison-Walden’s commitment appears to be soft as he visited Ann Arbor for Michigan’s game against Wisconsin.
Had a good weekend at the big house pic.twitter.com/i5bY1A4OBJ— جنگنده (@BrelinFaison) October 2, 2016
A flip to Michigan most likely isn’t imminent, but this won’t exactly give Penn State fans warm and fuzzies. Linebacker is one of the few positions that the Nittany Lions could really use some immediate impact players from, and despite his weight, Faison-Walden (who’s enrolling early) will have a good chance to play from day one.
2017 Tennessee DT Set For Penn State Official Visit
The Nittany Lions are still without a commitment from a true defensive tackle in the 2017 class, but they’ll be hosting one for an official visit this weekend as Ben Hutch will make the trek to Happy Valley.
While the 6-foot-3, 300-pound tackle is said to be favoring Texas A&M and Louisville, Penn State will certainly have its shot to sway Hutch. This will be Hutch’s first visit to State College, and with him being the only official visitor this weekend (as of now), he’ll certainly get the red carpet treatment.
2018 LB Charlie Katshir Q&A Video with BWI
Ryan Snyder of BWI has a video interview (FREE) with 2018 prospect Charlie Katshir where the junior linebacker talks about his visit to Penn State and other schools he’s hearing from.
Katshir was offered by Penn State during the summer, and while some thought he might jump onboard, Katshir has held off on a commitment. He’s reportedly a Penn State lean, but seems to be taking his recruitment slowly. He’s very good friends with four-star TE Zack Kuntz, but they don’t seem set on playing college football together.
Penn State Legacy Likes Nittany Lions
Ryan Bartow of 247Sports spoke ($) with 2018 Texas DB Isaiah Humphries — the son of former Nittany Lions’ cornerback Leonard Humphries — and the youngest Humphries had good things to say about his dad’s alma mater.
Humphries has a good looking offer list, boasting offers from Penn State, Oklahoma, Colorado, Duke, and Northwestern, amongst others. Landing legacies was obviously a specialty of Joe Paterno and his staff, so we’ll see if James Franklin can continue to keep the tradition alive.
Big Time 2019 Prospects Scheduled to Visit for Maryland
2019 might still be a long ways away, but the Nittany Lions will be hosting two of the very best sophomores in the Mid-Atlantic when New Jersey DT Antonio Alfano and Maryland DB Jalen Williams make their way to Happy Valley this weekend.
At 6-foot-6, 270 pounds, Alfano already has the build of an elite DT prospect. His play matches his size as he’s picked up offers from Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Duke, Maryland, and Boston College in the very early going. As for Williams, the Maryland safety has an offer from North Carolina, but that list should grow as his sophomore film makes its way around to college coaches.