For the Future (1.09.17): Early Enrollees Arrive, Johnson is an Army All-American, Fleck Gets on Hippenhammer

By Craig Fritz on January 9, 2017 at 9:00 am
KJ Hamler Arrives at Penn State

KJ Hamler/Twitter


time for arrivals

A handful of Penn State's No. 14 recruiting class hit campus for good this weekend as mid-year enrollees. We already highlighted the arrival of Lamont Wade, but WR K.J. Hamler, LB Brelin Faison-Walden, and OL Michael Miranda also officially became Nittany Lions. Enrolling early will certainly help them see the field sooner, and adds something extra to April's Blue-White Game.

Hamler and Faison-Walden took to Twitter to show off their new gear.

donovan johnson at the army all-american bowl

CB commit Donovan Johnson (Cass Tech, Detriot) was the lone Nittany Lion prospect to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday. Johnson played for the winning East squad, which downed the West 27-17. He tallied 1 tackle on the day.

fleck is on the hammer

New Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck wasted no time in casting a wide net in an attempt to bolster the Gopher's poor recruiting class. According to 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong, that included extending an offer to Penn State WR commit Mac Hippenhammer. There is currently no indication that Hippenhammer would consider flipping to Fleck, but it's worth monitoring. Fleck added 10 commitments to the Gophers since his hiring on January 6, and raised Minnesota's class out of the Big Ten basement to 52nd nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings.