For The Future (02.19.18): Rasir Bolton Milestone, The Opening Finals, '18 Quarterback-Receiver Connection and THON Dance Moves

By Dan Vecellio on February 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm
Rasir Bolton
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Lots of bolton buckets

Penn State basketball signee Rasir Bolton is finishing out his high school career on a high note, as he reached 2,000 career points this past weekend.

Bolton, along with D.C. guard Myles Dread, should have Nittany Lion fans excited for the future, especially given the current team's recent run. Look out for a full basketball recruiting breakdown later this week on the site.

cain punches his ticket

The Opening, Nike's elite football recruiting competition, handed out its first invitations to the finals, which will take place this summer in Oregon. A few Nittany Lion targets in the 2019 class are on the initial list:

Noah Cain, the No. 2 running back in next year's class, received an offer from Penn State last month. PSU also offered Evan Neal and John Dunmore after former Florida assistant Ja'Juan Seider joined the Lions' coaching staff in late January.

'18 signees starting early

Quarterbacks and wide receiver combos, the really good ones, have a great connection through knowing what the other person is thinking. This connection takes countless hours on the practice field and a couple of the newest Nittany Lions - WR Justin Shorter and QB Will Levis - started on it this weekend:

Both Levis and Shorter won't get to Happy Valley until June, but it's never too early to forge a connection.

frosh football players perform at thon

THON took place at the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend and, as always, the football freshmen (including the early enrollees) were tasked with performing in the athlete talent show on Saturday night. This year's performance didn't disappoint:

Of note:

  • Isaiah Humphries flipping across the stage and making sure that jersey No. 2 is still the most entertaining Nittany Lion on the team.
  • Yetur Gross-Matos performing as Nicki Minaj.
  • Micah Parsons showing YGM how to bump and grind.