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Should Trace McSorley be the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy?

More visits for Penn State targets; should QB Trace McSorley be Heisman front-runner?

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Big weekend ahead

Penn State has already delivered a stellar recruiting offseason and it could potentially improve this weekend.

Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue wrote that Penn State has a chance to impress two highly recruited wide receivers during visits this weekend.

Exceeding expectations

Coach James Franklin has brought in his fair share of top-notch recruits since coming to Penn State, but several, including a couple of big names around campus, have surpassed their recruiting rankings.

Donohue looked at recruits that have overachieved under Franklin. No surprise the list starts with quarterback Trace McSorley.

The front-runner

Speaking of McSorley, should he be the Heisman Trophy front-runner heading into the 2018 college football season?

At least one former NFL quarterback thinks so. Land of 10’s Stephen Pianovich picked up the story that Trent Dilfer believes McSorley is the best player in America.

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Success down south

What is the secret to Penn State’s recruiting success in Virginia? Two recruiting pundits think they have the answer.

Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell and Adam Gorney probed what Penn State is doing to become the go-to college program in ACC territory.

No rival

Saquon Barkley will have his fair share of rivals in the NFL, namely three divisional opponents in the NFC East. But Barkley thinks Penn State was unmatched.

The Daily Collegian’s Patrick Burns wrote that Barkley told Whistle Sports that Penn State has no rival and doesn’t have an equal in college football.

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