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Justin Norman is from Jersey Shore. He should have a decision this week as well.
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Austin Fiedler (OL) is on board.
(ATH/RB) Adam Geiger will run on.
(LB) Kyle Searfoss will also be a Nittany Lion.
Geiger is my favorite run-on. He's REALLY tough and has good speed. At a combine over the summer had a very good 40 time (mid 4.5's), outrunning ND commit Butler (low 4.6's). He's only 5'11" but a solid 195lbs. At the same combine WR and ND commit Fuller ran a low 4.5 and many rave about his speed. Kid could play a few positions but I imagine ends up at RB. I think he's gonna be an asset of special teams and a kid that will just push everyone around him and maybe eventually find himself playing at some point. He and Von Walker, and Brandon Smith are GREAT additions as walkons.
By the way....check out the 4 minutes of senior film on hudl for Adam Geiger. Kid is just a smooth athlete. I wonder how well he catches the ball because this kid could be a beast in the slot. He's really quick in and out of cuts and gets to top speed with ease.
Searfoss and Henderson also have a lot of film on hudl.
Carter Henderson is undersized a bit but explosive closing on the ball. If he's a legit 6' he could make an impact. He's terrific sideline to sideline. Reminds me a bit of Bryton Barr from last year.
Searfoss is physical and looks to be a legit 6'2". He plays strong going forward but looks a little stiff in space. We'll see how he develops but certainly some upside.
Smith, Henderson, Geiger, Searfoss, Pancoast, Walker and Geiss should provide some really solid options on special teams.
Welcome to the family. But he needs to spend a lot of time with Fitz in speed and agility training...
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Any idea how many more run-ons we are taking or how many more we can take? ha.
I'll put this here instead of its own thread, SIAP...
Probably the single best piece I have read from ESPN, maybe ever... I think Jeff may be moonlighting over there under a pen name...
Once the NCAA sanctions were known, Bill O'Brien quickly realized the walk-on program would provide the lifeblood for Penn State.
Seriously....just an outstanding piece of journalism - a must-read. Thanks!
Moyer has been doing some good stuff over there, which kills me because he works for ESPN.
"Penn State has taken a lot of punches in the last six months and it's time to punch back" - BOB
You're right about that Gieger kid. A steal.
I would not be surprised if he saw significant action in upcoming years.
F the NCAA
F the BOT
That's funny how it mentions Moshannon Valley and Houtzdale. I grew up and went to school there.
We had one kid walk on a few years ago, his name was Ryan Gmerek, not sure if anybody knows that name or not.
Ryan was on my IM basketball team one year.
That's pretty cool! He was a good basketball player as well, and an overall great athlete. Both of his twin brothers were also great athletes. I believe they chose to play at Bloomsburg rather than try and walk on at PSU.
Didn't really know him, just friend of a friend who I also believe went to Mo Valley.
West Branch Warriors in the house!!!!
I remember last year at one point, Fitz mentioning that Mac had been to West Branch that week... probably the same trip through rural PA... pretty cool.
Add Brian Tomasetti to the list
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Edit: I see safety in this kid...
Tomasetti is the kind of player that can change a game on one play. As a TB, he has excellent vision and sees the entire field. With great balance and awareness he makes cuts on a dime and has the wiggle to make defenders miss in traffic or in space, all this with the speed to take it to the house. From the DB position, his 9 INTs (returned 3 for TDs) shows he has a real nose for the ball. Can play man coverage and can turn and run with receivers, has very good closing speed and will come up and set the corner or fill the lane. For college recruiters, he just might be the steal out of Eastern PA. Set school single season rushing record for yards (1,840), rushing TD's (31) total TD's (36). Selected as Scranton Times-Tribune All Region 1st Team DB, Scranton Times-Tribune All Region Defensive Player of the Year, NE PA Football News 1st Team RB & DB,North East PA Football News Defensive Player of the Year, Lackawanna Football Conference Division III 1st Team RB & DB, Scranton Times-Tribune Athlete of the Week, Fox 56 Sports Athlete of the Week.
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I was just going to ask what position he would play... figured DB.
Yeah. I don't think he has enough speed to play on the outside. But safety... He's 6'1 and time with Fitz should help. He has solid speed. Def enough for a safety. Gieger is a kid I think can make some noise at RB in 4 years...
Geiger could also play safety as well.
I gotta look at his film again. I liked his COD and speed from the smaller back spot... But who knows. I will be interested to see when summer hits, what the word is about some of these guys. Position wise.
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