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Cornerback Christian Campbell is getting interest from several NFL teams headed into the NFL draft next month

Former Penn State corner Christian Campbell ‘coveted’ by NFL teams; Nittany Lions offer another tight end

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Western influence

Penn State’s Christian Campbell has had quite the offseason. After helping lead the Nittany Lions to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Washington, Campbell started earning attention at the Senior Bowl as a prospect who could be a steal in the NFL draft.

Pennlive’s Bob Flounders writes that Campbell is hoping to capitalize off a breakout season, and a lot of NFL teams out west are interested in drafting him.

Another offer

Penn State is hoping that freshman Zach Kuntz can ease the loss of Mike Gesicki at the tight end position, but coach James Franklin has not been shy about going after several on the recruiting trail.

Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan writes that the latest tight end target is Keon Zipperer, another prospect from the state of Florida.

Drop the puck

Penn State will attempt to transform the Lehigh Valley into Hockey Valley when they travel to Allentown for the first round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament against powerhouse Denver, the same team that eliminated Penn State a season ago in the regional finals.

FightOnState’s Mark Brennan gives you his primer for the showdown at the PP&L Center on Saturday night.

Elder statesmen

Penn State’s run to the NIT semifinals is largely because of a trio of underclassmen from Philadelphia, Tony Carr, Lamar Stevens, and Naz Bostick.

But The Daily Collegian’s Vincent Lungaro writes that the Nittany Lions would not be in the position they are if it weren’t for a couple of seniors.

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On display

Myles Dread will help write the next chapter of Penn State basketball history, but first he will be on display to the nation.

StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones writes that Dread will be a participant in the Marine’s Men’s 3-point championship at Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. CBS will air the event on April 1 at 1:30 pm. It will be taped on March 27.

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