Jahan Dotson Returning to PA for Senior Season
After spending his junior year at the Peddie School in New Jersey, four-star wide receiver Jahan Dotson is returning home to the Lehigh Valley for his senior season. Dotson played his first two years of high school ball at Nazareth, and will now finish his high school career back in Pennsylvania.
This shouldn’t mean a whole lot regarding Dotson’s recruitment, but it certainly isn’t a negative for Penn State that he’ll be back at Nazareth. The Nittany Lions are the rumored leaders here, with Ohio State and Michigan also in the picture. Expect Dotson to come to a decision sometime this summer.
Christian Armstrong Commits to Florida State
The four-star Georgia offensive lineman made the call for the the Seminoles this weekend, deciding to stay in the South for his college career.
My decision pic.twitter.com/6Qoc0BRQPm— Christian Armstrong™ (@kvng_ca) June 25, 2017
The Nittany Lions put up a really good fight for Armstrong. They might have even finished second here, which for a kid with offers from the entire SEC that just goes to show you the in-roads Penn State is making in the South.
While Penn State would have loved to have Armstrong join the class, the Nittany Lions are sitting pretty well elsewhere on the offensive line in 2018. Four-star Rasheed Walker is a Penn State lean, while JUCO T.J. Bradley continues to be a real possibility for the Lions, too. Also, don’t forget about Erie’s Juice Scruggs. He’s still expected to eventually land at Ohio State, but Penn State is in a good position if things don’t work out for Scruggs in Columbus.
2017 Class Arrives, Set To Begin Their Journey
With the exception of Damion Barber who still has some work to do in the classroom, the rest of Penn State’s 2017 class moved into State College this weekend. Check out the video below for a really cool look into why Penn State was the choice for Fred Hansard, Lamont Wade, and others.
Why Penn State? Relationships, Trust, Love, Teamwork, Support, History, Tradition! #WeAre https://t.co/1TLnK3ryLW— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) June 25, 2017
Should Penn State Recruit A Fullback?
So as of late,
because I have nothing better to do in my life I’ve been busy tweeting at Penn State coaches asking about the lack of fullback recruiting.
also while I have your ear when are you gonna recruit a fullback thanks— Patrick Koerbler (@PatKoerbler) June 20, 2017
awesome video and class coach, do any of these guys have the potential to play fullback? thanks— Patrick Koerbler (@PatKoerbler) June 25, 2017
the offense would have even more balance if we utilized fullbacks, how about we recruit one?— Patrick Koerbler (@PatKoerbler) June 24, 2017
Josh Gattis ended up responding to me so I had an informative discussion with him, Tommy Stevens and Joe Moorhead, where I gave them my completely serious thoughts on ways to improve the offense heading into 2017. The Penn State faithful appeared to agree with the points I brought up.
Please tell me this a joke— joe tabay (@tabs052) June 25, 2017
What an idiot— Kennedy (@kennedy5112) June 25, 2017
@GregPickel @PatKoerbler Well said Josh! That's why you're a coach and he's not! The days of 3 yards and a cloud of dust over!— David Critchlow (@critchlow559) June 25, 2017
Delete your account.— Derek Carpenter (@djc203) June 25, 2017
This debate is far from over. What do you, the BSD readers, think — should Penn State recruit a fullback? Just from looking at 247’s fullback database, there’s clearly not a lack of quality nor quantity at the position.