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Penn State's Garrett Taylor has been waiting for his chance to help lead the Nittany Lions defense and should get that chance this season.

How Penn State recruits stack up at The Opening; DB Taylor done waiting for his turn

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At The Opening

Penn State is well represented at the annual prospect event, The Opening Finals, held in Dallas at AT&T Stadium on Saturday through July 3.

The staff at breaks down how the Nittany Lions recruits and targets stack up at the annual event.

Waiting no longer

The secondary has been a focal point in this offseason for the Penn State coaching staff, but there’s one player they don’t have to worry about, he’s ready to go.

Defensive back Garrett Taylor is done waiting his turn, writes’s Greg Pickel, and is ready to become a leader where Penn State needs it most.

Talking top 5

Wherever David Ojabo decides to play college football, he will have traveled a long way to get there, literally and figuratively.

Ojabo is considering Penn State along with Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame to name a few, but has an interesting connection through a Penn State freshman, he told Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue.

Investigation launched

Former Penn State trainer Tim Bream seemed to be in the clear after it was reported he will not face perjury charges for testimony in a preliminary hearing related to the Beta Theta Pi house.

However, the Daily Collegian’s Mikayla Corrigan reports an investigation has been launched into Bream, and one lawyer is seeking new charges against Bream related to the death of pledge Timothy Piazza in 2017.

Catching up with Carr

Tony Carr became the first Penn State player to be drafted by an NBA team since Calvin Booth. Whether he can stick with New Orleans and get meaningful minutes remains to be seen. sat down with Penn State alum and SLAM Magazine’s Ryan Jones to discuss Carr’s chances of sticking with the Pelicans.

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