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Former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is looking for NFL work once again after being waived by the Oakland Raiders.

An eye on future of Penn State recruiting; Raiders waive Christian Hackenberg

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What’s ahead for recruiting

Penn State has been aggressive not just trying to land prospects for the class of 2019, but for 2020. There are plenty of options for the Nittany Lions but they do not want to waste time.

Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue looks at the targets Penn State is after for 2020 and where they stand right now in a position-by-position breakdown.

Making the cut

Another day and another recruit says he likes what he sees with the Nittany Lions. This time the southern prospect comes from Georgia and it’s a position Penn State is actively trying to recruit.

Running back Derrian Brown has Penn State in his top-10 schools, writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan.

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Looking for work

Christian Hackenberg’s tenure with the New York Jets never really got off the ground. Thinking a fresh start with the Oakland Raiders would help jump-start his career, Hackenberg’s tenure out West is instead over now, as well.

In the process, the Raiders do not have to send a 2019 draft pick New York’s way, writes ESPN.com’s Mike Sando.

Finally on board

Kyle Vasey will play his final season at Penn State in 2018, but the long snapper received some surprise news Tuesday that was years in the making.

Four years of hard work finally paid off as Vasey was surprised with a scholarship from coach James Franklin, writes Land of 10’s William Kosileski.

Barkley featured in trailer

Saquon Barkley officially makes his video game debut when Madden ’19 hits the shelves later this summer, but we got a sneak peak of his Madden debut a little earlier than that.

On Tuesday EA Sports released a new trailer for the popular video game and Barkley is featured in it, writes Statecollege.com’s Ben Jones.

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