Penn State landed three quality pledges at positions of need last weekend, but can the Nittany Lions maintain early success to signing day this time around? Plus, it was no surprise new Missouri coach Barry Odom's first junior day was focused on Kansas City recruits.
about 179 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The proof shows up on national signing day, but the real evidence of just how far the Big Ten has come in four years can perhaps only be felt behind the scenes by the guys working tirelessly on the recruiting trail.
about 196 days ago | Austin Ward | NCF On The Trail
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Amid dozens of blue-and-white balloons and no less than four TV screens, Penn State head coach James Franklin sat down in Penn State's war room Wednesday morning and invited the media to watch him greet one of his most important signees: ESPN 300 running back Miles Sanders.
about 205 days ago | Josh Moyer | NCF On The Trail
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The jab was subtle, but the message was received loud and clear in Happy Valley. Without using names or universities, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi implied Monday that Penn State's play-calling has negatively impacted quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
about 312 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
You can thank Penn State coach James Franklin for introducing the term "satellite camp" into the college football lexicon last year. And you can probably thank Jim Harbaugh for making satellite camps a national topic of conversation when Michigan upped the ante on the Big Ten and other programs nationally by announcing its seven-state, nine-camp tour set for June.
about 485 days ago | Mitch Sherman | NCF On The Trail
UPDATE: The video of the call has been posted online and it's every bit as good as you would imagine. Enjoy. Original post: Feb. 4, 2015 -- 12:45 p.m. ET Aleem Medley was on his way to work Wednesday morning when a FaceTime call lit up his iPhone.
about 567 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
Recruiting can be a non-stop grind for the coaches who have to procure that talent. Some days are longer than others. We talked to several Big Ten head coaches this week and asked them to describe their longest days out on the trail.
about 567 days ago | Brian Bennett, Adam Rittenberg and Mitch Sherman | NCF On The Trail
Signing day in State College used to be a non-event. Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno didn't even have a news conference. Just four years ago, the school sent out a release listing the new signees with no additional information.
about 569 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail