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Blessed & Honored: 1/28/2020

The off-season and crootin’ season marches on

Via Landon Tengwall’s Twitter


This past weekend was a light recruiting weekend in Happy Valley. However, the Nittany Lions did have a five-star visitor on campus in the form of offensive lineman Landon Tengwall.

This was already Tengwall’s second visit to campus since the end of the regular season. He has been a regular visitor to Happy Valley since he was in the 9th grade, this visit, however, was his first since Phil Trautwein was named Penn State’s new offensive line coach. By all accounts, the visit went great for all parties involved.

In recruiting you should always watch what a recruit does. Well, all Tengwall does is pop up on Penn State’s campus any time he has the opportunity to do so. Tengwall appears to have plans for a spring commitment after taking official visits in early April. Right now, all signs point toward the Nittany Lions being the heavy favorites to land the Maryland native.


New wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield has the job of getting to know not just the receivers on Penn State’s roster, but also those who are set to join the Nittany Lions as members of their 2020 recruiting class. Early enrollees Jaden Dottin and KeAndre Lambert are already of campus forming a relationship with Coach Stubbs.

As for the other receivers in the class, Coach Stubbs hit the road this past week to meet them. This, of course, included the now infamous ‘beltgate’. Welcome to peak off-season, y’all!

Coach Stubbs was in Texas to meet four-star Parker Washington, as well as traveling north of the border to meet three-star Canadian product Malick Meiga. The sooner Coach Stubbs and his receivers can begin to form a bond and a relationship together the better, especially the incoming freshmen who will also be adjusting to college life in addition to a new position coach.


This weekend the Nittany Lions will host their second junior day event in three weekends. It will also be their last big recruiting event for a few weeks as the rest of February is now a dead period.

Among the visitors expected on campus this weekend is 2023 — yes, 2023 — tight end Mathias Barnwell.

Obviously, Barnwell’s recruitment is in its infancy. However, this will already be his second visit to campus as he was also in town for the White Out victory over Michigan. With Barnwell shaping up to be one of the best players in the country for 2023, any time they can get him on campus it is a plus.