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    This is where College Football powerhouse teams are rooted.

    Here are some links etc.

    Live chatting and updates on ESPN.com

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...ting/signings/

    Live blogging signing day

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recru...ory?id=4877892

    Class of 2010 Team Football Recruiting Rankings

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/classrankings

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    6 Penn State Nittany Lions

    Commits:20 ESPNU150 Commits:6 Top Prospect:Khairi Fortt
    Five-star commits:0 Four-star:9 Three-star:10 Others:1

    Previous rank: 7
    Five of Penn State's top eight recruits are on defense, highlighted by four-star ILB Khairi Fortt (Stamford, Conn./Stamford). The 6-3, 226-pounder is the No. 2 ILB in the country, and has the size, strength and attributes you look for in a strongside linebacker. Four-star DE Dakota Royer (Manheim, Pa../Central) is listed at end, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a look at OLB. He mixes ability with effort and smarts. Four-star DT Evan Hailes (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel Smith) is 6-1, 315 pounds but surprisingly quick. Penn State also needs QBs and got two good ones in four-star Robert Bolden (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary's) and three-star Paul Jones (McKees Rocks, Pa./Sto-Rox). Bolden has a lot of talent but still is somewhat raw, and his best football is ahead of him. Jones looks a little like 2009 PSU QB Daryll Clark and has impressive physical tools.
    Pitt and WVU aren't in the ESPN Top 25 or I'd post their summary also.


    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com...nk.asp?SID=880

    2010 Team Ranking

    1 Florida
    2 Texas
    3 Auburn
    4 Alabama
    5 USC
    6 Oklahoma
    7 LSU
    8 Tennessee
    [HIGH-LIGHT]9 Penn State[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    10 Texas A&M
    11 Florida State
    12 UCLA
    13 Notre Dame
    14 Oregon
    15 Georgia
    16 Clemson
    17 Missouri
    18 Virginia Tech
    19 South Carolina
    20 Michigan
    21 Miami
    22 Stanford
    23 Ohio State
    24 California
    25 Nebraska
    26 Ole Miss
    [HIGH-LIGHT]27 West Virginia[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    28 Oklahoma State
    29 N.C. State
    30 Michigan State
    [HIGH-LIGHT]31 Pittsburgh[/HIGH-LIGHT]

    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com...stype=0&Conf=4

    2010 Conference Ranking

    Big Ten Conference Rankings

    [HIGH-LIGHT]1 Penn State[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    2 Michigan
    3 Ohio State
    4 Michigan State
    5 Iowa
    6 Minnesota
    7 Purdue
    8 Illinois
    9 Northwestern
    10 Wisconsin
    11 Indiana
    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com...stype=0&Conf=2

    Big East Conference Rankings

    [HIGH-LIGHT]1 West Virginia [/HIGH-LIGHT]
    [HIGH-LIGHT]2 Pittsburgh[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    3 Louisville
    4 Rutgers
    5 Cincinnati
    6 USF
    7 Syracuse
    8 Connecticut
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    IIRC Penn sTate had 7 or 8 incoming freshmen enroll for the spring semester. Both QBs I believe.

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    Here's the rivals.com running live updates:


    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/wire.asp

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    great info you guys.......THANKS!
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    Penn State recruiting analysis

    The class

    Recruits: 20 (all high school seniors, six players enrolled early)

    Top prospects: Khairi Fortt is ranked as the nation's No. 2 inside linebacker by ESPN's Scouts Inc., while defensive linemen Dakota Royer, Evan Hailes and C.J. Olaniyan all were among the ESPNU 150. Penn State also landed the nation's best center in Miles Dieffenbach, as well as a quarterback (Robert Bolden) who can compete for snaps right away.

    Sleepers: Late addition Shyquann Pulliam could really help the secondary, an area Penn State must continue to upgrade. Mike Hull adds depth to the linebacking corps after Penn State loses all three starters from the 2009 team. Running back Silas Redd could be a big help if the Lions suffer injuries to one of their top ball carriers.

    Needs met: Penn State once again did a fabulous job of reloading in the defensive front seven with players like Fortt, Royer and Hailes. The Nittany Lions needed another quarterback and got a very good one in Bolden. Joe Paterno's staff also thought to the future at both tight end and offensive line and brought in several very solid prospects there.

    Analysis: Penn State signed unquestionably the best recruiting class in the Big Ten, and it could have been even better. The Nittany Lions not only brought in elite prospects, but they addressed their needs in the front seven and bolstered the offensive line and some of the skill positions. After losing a lot of decorated players from the 2009 team, Penn State will need this class to contribute in 2010 and 2011. Despite Paterno's age and his uncertain future, Penn State has elevated its profile in recruiting the last two years.

    Scouts Inc. grade: A-minus

    http://espn.go.com/blog/bigeast/post...iting-analysis

    Pittsburgh recruiting analysis

    View class here.

    Signees: 24

    Heavy on: Defensive backs (six)

    Geographic trend: Pitt has, surprisingly, no players from Florida. But the Panthers landed four from Ohio after getting none from that state last year. And it opened up a route to powerhouse DeMatha Catholic in Maryland, with two prospects from there signing on.

    Headliners: QB Anthony Gonzalez (four stars), DT Aaron Donald (four stars), DE T.J. Clemmings (three stars).

    Sleeper: QB Mark Myers is only rated a two-star prospect by Scouts Inc. But he's tall (6-foot-4), played for a top program in Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School and is a pro-style passer who could fit Dave Wannstedt's system well.

    Best potential for immediate impact: Cornerback Saheed Imoru is a junior college transfer who enrolled early and may earn an immediate starting job.

    Needs met: Pitt had a pressing need at cornerback, and the numbers tell you that Wannstedt aggressively attacked it. The Panthers also had to restock the defensive line, and Clemmings and Donald should help in that regard.

    Analysis: This is as strong a class as there is in the Big East, full of potential impact players who also fit into Wannstedt's style of play. The fact that Pitt was able to wrap up this class extremely early and hold off late challengers is even more impressive. Wannstedt is turning Pitt into a program that just keeps churning out talent.

    What Wannstedt said: "I think it's our deepest class. ... The key for us is to make sure we continue to uncover the Dion Lewises, the Andrew Taglianettis, the Greg Romeuses and the Mike Shanahans. ... Nine of our players played on state championship teams last year ..."

    Scouts Inc. grade: B-minus.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/bigeast/post...iting-analysis

    West Virginia recruiting analysis

    View class here.

    Signees: 19

    Heavy on: Defensive backs (five) and receivers (four).

    Geographic trend: Six of the 19 signees are from Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C.

    Headliners: WR Ivan McCartney (ESPNU 150), QB Barry Brunetti (four stars).

    Sleeper: Qudral Forte was a late addition to the class, a 6-foot-1 speedster whom Bill Stewart says is talented enough to play quarterback.

    Best potential for immediate impact: Junior college defensive end Bruce Irvin will get a chance to play right away. Prep school product Deon Long may be advanced enough to contribute at receiver.

    Needs met: The Mountaineers needed more playmakers at wideout with the graduation of Wes Lyons and Alric Arnett. They needed quarterback depth behind Geno Smith and signed two star high schoolers in Brunetti and Jeremy Johnson. They also added reinforcements at defensive line and linebacker.

    Analysis: West Virginia had the makings of a stellar class before some decommittments happened late in the process. But Stewart & Co. rebounded late with some nice additions, especially McCartney. Like most Mountaineers classes, this one has a lot of speed and not just pint-sized guys like Noel Devine and Jock Sanders. With a boatload of starters returning, this class should augment the current team and give it a chance to compete for the Big East title.

    What Stewart said: "I thought we did very well. Tall, fast and athletic. I like the speed first. ... The quarterbacks are going to play. The receivers are going to play. I would imagine the linebackers are going to play. They all have a chance, they really do. ... [Brunetti and Johnson are] both Elite 11 types of players and they also know we have an Elite 11 quarterback waiting here. When you can find three guys that want to compete for one job, those are three pretty special guys. Hopefully they all stay, but we only have one football. That will be great competition."

    Scouts Inc. grade: B-minus

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