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Penn State is hoping running back Miles Sanders can step into the starting role and keep the run game at a high level.

Breaking down Penn State’s recruiting hot streak; cross-country visit for QB prospect

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Recruiting run

Penn State has been arguably the hottest team in the country when it comes to recruiting this spring. With a handful of prospects set to visit Happy Valley this weekend, it could get even better.

The Centre Daily Times’ John McGonigal talked to a handful of recruiting experts, including Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue, to discuss how well Penn State has been stockpiling recruits this offseason.

Cross-country visit

Oregon is a long way from Penn State’s campus, but it might end up being home if the Nittany Lions can do enough to impress a dual-threat quarterback they need in the future.

Donohue writes the Nittany Lions are in the mix for Michael Johnson Jr., who will fly across the country to visit this weekend.

Work left to do

Another prospect Penn State is after and who is visiting this weekend is linebacker Lance Dixon, from West Bloomfield, Mich.

Penn State coach James Franklin and staff will get first crack to woo Dixon this weekend but the Nittany Lions are up against stiff competition, writes Pennlive.com’s Greg Pickel.

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Miles to go

Saquon Barkley’s departure to the NFL left a void at Penn State but one that Miles Sanders could easily step in and fill. Touted out of high school, Sanders is expected to win the starting running back job this summer.

So what is the expectation for Sanders? Pennlive.com’s Bob Flounders writes Sanders can be the deep ball threat the Nittany Lions will need.

Still an influence

Devon Still’s career at Penn State parlayed into a run in the NFL before he retired from football to devote time to his daughter, Leah, who was battling cancer.

Still has not been forgotten around campus though, and will headline the annual Lift for Life Gridiron Gala, writes Pickel.

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