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Wide receiver Juwan Johnson brings a different style to the position, one Penn State will embrace this season.

Penn State misses out on recruit; WR Juwan Johnson bringing toughness to position

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Not this time

Penn State can’t pull them all in. And at least for once this offseason, a Virginia-based ACC school got one over on the Nittany Lions.

Cam’Ron Kelly committed to Virginia Tech on Thursday morning. Now it is time to look at what, or who, is next for Penn State, says Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue.

A no-go

Single-game tickets go on sale later in June for Penn State’s season, but those looking to snag a few for bigger games like Ohio State and Michigan State may have to turn to the secondary market.

The Allentown Morning Call’s Mark Wogenrich writes that there was a high demand among season-ticket holders for those two games and the contest against Iowa.

A thriving Lion

Tommy Stevens could have transferred to a school where he would get a chance to start at quarterback, but instead, he accepted his role with the Penn State offense.

There’s also a pretty good chance we have yet to see the best of what Stevens brings to the “lion” position, writes Onward State’s Ethan Kasales.

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A new role

Juwan Johnson expects to be the No. 1 wide receiver in Penn State’s offense, and NFL draft experts expect him to parlay that into a potential first-round grade.

Victory Bell Rings’ Collin Wieder writes that Johnson also brings a toughness to the position, a quality that former receiver Chris Godwin had.

Watch list

Coach James Franklin is not shy about playing freshmen on his teams. This season he won’t have much of a choice at some positions.

Lions 247’s Sean Fitz and others offer up their takes on the freshman players to watch this season, and some of the names aren’t the ones you might expect.

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