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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"That was one of the first things I thought about," Chris Godwin said on starting his little league and now pro career with the Buccaneers. "I can't believe how things have come full-circle."


Buccaneers pick Chris Godwin can make the tough catch

The Penn State wide receiver possesses a blend of size and speed that helped him haul in 11 touchdowns in 2016.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs have selected Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin with the 84th overall pick. Love this one. Biggest thing that stood out to me when talking to him? He loves that Jameis Winston improvises.

6dCraig Haubert

Penn State adds two ESPN 300 tackles to 2018 class

Saturday, Penn State picked up a pair of offensive tackles highlighted by No. 128 overall Nana Asiedu and No. 247 Antwan Reed. Here's what they'll bring to the Nittany Lions:What he brings: Asiedu is an athletic big man with promising upside.

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Penn State's offense exploded in the second of last season to lead the Big Ten in points and yards per game over the team's final eight games. The Nittany Lions hold their spring game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.

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First 2018 class rankings: Penn State

James Franklin and his staff are off to a great start in 2018 led by five-star quarterback Justin Fields, but holding off Florida State, Florida and Auburn for the QB could be a tall task.

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When was the last time two players from Idaho made the ESPN 300? Before today, the answer was never. Defensive tackle Tommy Togiai of Pocatello Highland and Washington quarterback commit Colson Yankoff became the first duo from Idaho to crack the top 300 ranking. Togiai, who lists Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, USC and Washington as his top teams, is the No. 52 player overall. Yankoff, who committed to UDub in March, is the 82nd ranked player.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

There are currently 25 total ESPN 300 commitments in the Big Ten, all coming from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Maryland. Penn State has the most with eight ESPN 300 commitments followed by Ohio State with seven, Michigan with five, Nebraska holding four and Maryland with one.

Derek Tyson RecruitingNation 

The highest rated SEC commit is Cade Mays at No. 18. Clemson, meanwhile, has commitments from two of the top three players in the country and Penn State has three commits ranked in the top 17.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten has 25 ESPN 300 commitments from 13 different states in the 2018 class. The most commitments in the conference, surprisingly, come from Georgia, with five commitments hailing from the Peach State. There are only 15 ESPN 300 Georgia prospects committed, so the Big Ten holds 33 percent of the commitments in the state, including two of the top five prospects. Pennsylvania is represented with four commitments, Florida and California with three and Virginia with two. The conference has been very successful recently with casting a wide geographic net in recruiting and it shows by these numbers.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State is rolling forward with the positive momentum from last season's Big Ten championship season. The Nittany Lions have eight ESPN 300 commitments in the 2018 class, including two five-star commitments ranked in the top 10. Making up the No. 2 ranked class is quarterback Justin Fields at No. 4 overall and defensive end Micah Parsons ranked No. 8 in the new 300 list. Running back Ricky Slade is the No. 17 ranked prospect and is a big part of this recruiting class that holds four top 100 prospects.

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PSU invites media to 'play' in spring game

Coach James Franklin said Penn State will allow the media to participate on the field during Saturday's spring game in front of 85,000 fans, "catching punts, catching kicks -- doing some things."

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PSU launching research to help abused kids

Penn State announced Tuesday it's establishing the Center for Healthy Children, which will aim to improve the health of neglected and abused children.

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18dKC Joyner

What is the best Penn State team of all time?

Penn State returned to the top of the Big Ten last season, but the 2016 Nittany Lions didn't even make the top 10 of the school's best teams all time. Which teams are Penn State's best?

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19dAdam Rittenberg

Future defense rankings: Penn State

Penn State returns seven defensive starters, including LB Jason Cabinda and S Marcus Allen, who were both third-team All-Big Ten selections last season.

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