The final Penn State football newsstand of the week is loaded with new information about the Nittany Lions. Today, we will cover a tremendous story out of Philadelphia about a member of the program’s Class of 2023, roundup the many new recruiting offers that went out on Thursday, and pick a quote of the day.
Let’s get to the top tweets and headlines about Penn State and college athletics on May 13.
Penn State tweets of the day
Penn State was busy handing out offers to end the week. Numerous underclassmen and even one Class of 2023 prospect shared on social media that the Lions have now shown heightened interest.
Before we list them all, the senior-to-be is Cincinnati, Ohio corner Jermaine Matthews. He will decide on July 4. Penn State must lock in an official visit with him if it hopes to have any chance of landing the three-star, however.
Here is the list:
- De’andre Newton, a 2024 receiver from Florida
- Arkese Parks, a 2024 running back from Florida
- Jackson Jensen, a 2024 quarterback from Florida
- Antonio Henley, a 2025 offensive lineman from Florida
- Booker Pickett, a 2024 defensive end from Florida
Next, and finally, for this section, we wanted to highlight a story on Penn State commit Jameial Lyons.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lyons wanted to play safety when he arrived at Philadelphia Roman Catholic from Bishop McDevitt in Wyncote, Pa., which closed its doors. However, his new coach wanted to move him up front. Lyons seems uncertain of the idea at first. But, it certainly paid off.
“He was doing some different things positionally than what we would’ve done with him, so I wasn’t able to get a clear read on him as a position player,” Roman Catholic Rick Prete told the outlet. “But I would say one thing you saw was the athletic ability, and you saw the frame.
“When he walked in, one of the first conversations we had was, ‘You’re a five-tech [lineman], you’re putting your hand on the ground.’”
“I came from me backpedaling, getting from zone to zone [to] me actually trying to get the quarterback and me going against some of the best tackles in the country.”
Headlines of the day
PSU Receivers Are Cashing In: Wogenrich, SI
Ejani Shakir Film Study: Carr, BWI
Grading Penn State Football’s Transfer Additions: Victory Bell Rings
With divisions on the endangered list, how might Big Ten change?: Saturday Tradition
Quote of the day
“The hometown hero was a main part. Why not play for your state [and] show why Pa. is one of the best football places in the country?”