So Penn State has a great reputation as Linebacker U right? Anyone thinks that's going to change? Simply put, no. The Nittany Lions have 3 significant recruits signed up, they are all named Mike, and they all are great guys ranging from Louisiana to the backyard of PA...
1. Michael Mauti- Mauti is from Mandeville, LA, and is rated as Scout.com's #26 MLB. Pretty good, and those who watch him play says he brings 100% every single play of every single game. He is expected to compete for a job this spring, and has a chance to maybe see some action if the Lions are in the 3-4.
2. Michael Zordich- Zordich hails from Youngstown, OH, and is rated as high as the #14 MLB by Scout.com's standards. He too is one of those bring 100% every time players. He was heavily recruited by Larry Johnson Sr. and for good reason. He will definitely compete for a starting job, if not have a pretty decent chance of starting in the 3-4, or Nickel packages, since he is good against the pass.
3. Mike Yanich- Saving the best for last, Yanich comes from Washington, PA, and is rated as the #8 WLB in the nation by Scout.com. His former coaches can only say that he's a freak athlete, who tips the scales at 220 pounds to fill his 6-2 frame that can run a 4.5 40. This guy is good. Expect him to be a definite starter in the 3-4 package, and a run for his money as an every down starter. They say he's good.... So there you have it.
Part 2 will be coming soon, addressing the needs at Offensive Guard!
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