Tarburton in Trouble
Just as the Pennsylvania high school playoffs were heating up, 2018 linebacker Nick Tarburton was forced to watch his team from the sidelines due to a suspension. It's unclear exactly what rule he violated to warrant his suspension and it is still unknown what the ramifications could be for the Penn State commit.
Sources: @pennridgefb star FB/LB Nick Tarburton, who is headed to @penn_state, won't play in tonight's District One 6A semifinal vs. @GarnetValleyFB due to school suspension. @bergerkg @WNPVScore @PennridgeHS @EPAFootball
— Tom Moore (@TomMoorePhilly) November 17, 2017
Although the Pennridge Rams were bounced from the Division One 6A playoffs, the school does still have its annual Thanksgiving day game on Thursday. It is unclear if Tarburton will be available to play in that one.
The Offense's Future Putting on a show
Ricky Slade is working hard to earn back that fifth star. The all-purpose back ran 22 times for 326 yards and four touchdowns. For those of you counting at home, that's nearly 15 yards per carry. 95 of those yards came on a single carry, giving him 19 carries of 90 yards or more for his career. Although it is yet to be confirmed, it is believed to be a Virginia state record.
Not to be outdone, 2019 quarterback commit Ta'Quon Roberson had himself a Friday night as well. He went 15-17 for 186 yards and six touchdowns to continue his strong junior campaign.
— DePaul Football (@dpfootball) November 18, 2017
new 2019 Offers
As the staff shifts the majority of their attention to the 2019 class, a pair of offers were handed out this weekend to some visiting juniors. 247's Steve Wiltfong reports that Ohio OL Zeke Correll and Connecticut S Tyler Rudolph ($$$) picked up offers on their visits this weekend. Correll is a four-star recruit and the No. 9 player in Ohio, while Rudolph is a three-star and the No. 2 player in Connecticut.
Another Enis in Happy Valley?
Solomon Enis was on hand to watch Saquon Barkley pass his father on Penn State's career rushing touchdown list on Saturday. On top of Curtis Enis' clear excitement to show his son his alma mater, the younger Enis must have left with a lot to think about, as he was seen pondering all of life's big questions.
— Curtis Enis (@c_d_enis) November 19, 2017
HOOps gets a 6'7...Point guard?
With all the scholarships claimed heading into next season, Penn State surprised almost everybody by securing a commitment from Daniil Kasatkin, a 6'7 guard from Virginia, by way of Russia. With his size and shooting ability, there's a good chance he could move to the two guard or the three. However, if you jump to minute 1:40 in his Hudl highlight, you'll see why his future may be running the point.