Penn State Football Morning News: Freshman retires, top Nittany Lions in 2018

Penn State football continued to be in the headlines over the past week. 

The final week of June brought a variety of Penn State football news stories. In case you missed it, some unfortunate news came out late in the week about an incoming freshman. Offensive lineman Nana Asiedu announced that he has to quit football due to a heart condition. Asiedu had the potential to be a very good collegiate lineman.

In recruiting news, several Penn State recruits for the next few recruiting classes traveled this weekend to participate in The Opening, the premier even for the top recruits in the country. Aside from just current recruits, Penn State targets are also participating at the event.

Elsewhere, Black Shoe Diaries is counting down its top players for 2018. Defensive lineman Shareef Miller and offensive lineman Conner McGregor are both highlighted as top players for the upcoming season.

As for the new season, any team that hopes to make a run in the College Football Playoff will have to get through the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium first. The Nittany Lions are set up to have a solid team and could get some surprising play from returning veteran. 

Player profiles are continuing right up until the start of the year. Tight end Jonathan Holland, wide receivers Mac Hippenhammer, KJ Hamler, and defensive lineman Fred Hansard are the latest to be featured.

Finally, although he has yet to play a snap in the NFL, running back Saquon Barkley continues to have the best selling jersey.

That does it for this version of VBR’s look at the latest Penn State football news. Be sure to check back all summer for the latest news on the Nittany Lions.