Says Penn State's recruiting class is 18th nationally. Ahead of #20 Michigan State.
That would sound good to me except that it looked like we might get a top 10 class until the last few weeks and Michigan and Ohio State classes are both ranked in the top 5.
Until we, too, start offering offer cash, cars, and co-eds, it's going to be tough recruit against the Buckeyes.
Plus, we still make kids go to class.
We were never going to finish with a Top 10 class, unless we went out and won 9 or 10 games. Others were going to pass us by as the big fish committed late in the process.
This class is incredibly average. Reminds me of one of Paterno's later classes - a few big names, and a lot of late "reaches." The whimpering close to the season, the bowl loss, and the loss of Shoop and Hand really played into the negative recruiting. D'Antonio is a master negative recruiter, and his Pitt disciple Narduzzi does it as well. They, and others, sold heavy that Franklin's assistants were making lateral moves because they know Franklin is on the hot seat. Some kids listened, and others didn't. This is part of the problem when coaches sell relationships with the coaches instead of the positives of the school itself.
All in all, a disappointing class, with little in the way of good news for the last few months. On the positive side, at least Franklin didn't prove himself a creepy, win at all costs, douchebag like Harbaugh.