Penn State Football will look to get key contributions from freshmen again in 2023
Not many teams in America received more production from true freshmen than Penn State Football did in 2022.
The Nittany Lions had two true freshmen running backs go over 1,000 scrimmage yards this season. That duo, Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen, totally revamped Penn State’s rushing game in the blink of an eye.
Quarterback Drew Allar played well and flashed signs of greatness in the action he received when filling in for Sean Clifford either because of injury or because of the score.
On the offensive line, true freshmen Drew Shelton filled in for an injured Olu Fashanu and performed well. Filling in for one of the best left tackles in the nation is not an easy task, but Shelton held his own.
On defense, true freshmen linebacker Abdul Carter stole the show by recording 55 tackles with 10.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks. Fellow true freshman Dani Dennis-Sutton added three sacks.
Needless to say, true freshmen are a big reason why Penn State is playing in the Rose Bowl next week.
Now that Penn State Football has signed 22 recruits for the 2023 recruiting class, it’s time to look ahead and think about who could be the next Kaytron Allen or Abdul Carter.
This class, like the 2022 one, is loaded with talent and has numerous players who could help the Nittany Lions win right away in 2023.
Let’s take a look at four incoming freshmen who could fill those roles.