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Where will Trace McSorley rank among Penn State greats when his career is over? It's possible at the very top.

Penn State’s future recruiting targets; Nittany Lions defense bulking up

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Getting to know you

There are plenty of targets that Penn State will set its collective sights on in the future, but there’s a handful you need to know now for the Class of 2020 and beyond.

Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue provides a comprehensive breakdown of who the Nittany Lions coaches need to focus their attention on for the classes after 2019.

Bulking up

The Nittany Lions figure to have a really deep rotation along the defensive line this season and in the seasons to follow. But what those players have been working on this offseason is bulking up.

Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan writes that the Nittany Lions defense has added some serious weight this offseason.

The Great One

Trace McSorley’s final chapter as the Penn State quarterback has yet to be written, but if it’s anything like the first two chapters, he will go down as perhaps the best player to ever step foot inside Beaver Stadium.

It’s possible that McSorley will become the GOAT, as they say, writes the Allentown Morning Call’s Mark Wogenrich.

No body double

If you missed it, and by now, how could you have, Saquon Barkley set the internet on fire with the release of the photo gallery from his ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

Onward State’s Steve Connelly writes that Barkley describes his body as ‘a temple’ in the issue.

One last award

Barkley’s final season, capped with a Fiesta Bowl thrashing of Washington, landed him one final award.

Barkley and women’s volleyball star Haleigh Washington were named the Penn State male and female student-athletes of the year on Monday, writes Pennlive.com’s Greg Pickel.

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