Penn State Recruiting - National Signing Day Open Thread

Happy Signing Day, Penn State! While we don’t expect much chaos with the Nittany Lions class, we will be updating this post throughout the day as the 12 players expected to sign with PSU fax in their Letters of Intent and officially join Bill O’Brien’s squad.  If you have questions, or just want to talk about what is almost certainly going to be a crazy day, join in the conversation in the comments below.  Various members of the VBR Staff will be stopping by to answer those questions and join the discussion.

You can also follow along with our Signing Day Primer, which will link you to all of our coverage on the Nittany Lions’ class. Lead Editor Matt de Bear will be following the action from across the nation on Twitter. The official VBR account will focus on Penn State specific news, and other major stories from around the FanSided network.  If you’re looking for a national perspective, check out, (@saturdayblitz on Twitter), or follow @FanSidedU, which will link you to coverage from our other network sites as commitments roll in, or in the case of USC, decommitments pile up.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy what is always one of the more entertaining days of the college football season!


2:10 — Neiko Robinson has faxed his letter to Penn State.  The Nittany Lions Class of 2013 is set!

11:00 — It’s been quite the day for Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels.  Our friends at Ole Hotty Toddy have all the details on what could be the nation’s #1 class.

10:30 — Around the Big 10, Urban Meyer is living up to his reputation as the best closer in the game.  The commitment of 5-star safety Vonn Bell out of Georgia has pushed them to #1 in the Rivals rankings.

10:00 — With just Robinson left, get caught up on the 11 players that have signed, and the 5 already enrolled with our Signing Day Primer with links to all our coverage.

9:45 — Harrisburg LB Zayd Issah has sent in his Letter of Intent.  Only Neiko Robinson remains, and he will be signing this afternoon after school.

9:15 — Surprise! Parker Cothren has signed early!

9:00 — Relax, Penn State!  Top ranked QB Christian Hackenberg’s LOI has arrived in Happy Valley, and he’s officially a Nittany Lion!

8:45 — Just 4 PSU commits left (Hackenberg, Issah, Robinsin, Cothren) left to sign.  Expect Hackenberg and Issah shortly.  Robinson and Cothren will sign later today after school.

8:15 AM — Both Georgia DB Kasey Gaines and Virginia OL Tanner Hartman have sent in their Letters of Intent.

8:00 AM — It’s not a PSU signing, but the consensus #1 player in the country, DE Robert Nkemdiche, has signed with Ole Miss.

7:45 AM — The fax machine is rolling in Happy Valley.  OG Brendan Mahon, DE Curtis Cothran, OL Andrew Nelson, WR DaeSean Hamilton, and LB Brandon Bell have all sent in their Letters of Intent.

7:20 AM — Good morning Penn State!  All American DE Garrett Sickels out of New Jersey became the first recruit to fax his LOI in, becoming the first official member of the PSU Class of 2013.

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