Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State coaches like Cam Brown and Koa Farmer at the outside linebacker spots but need someone in the middle to replace Jason Cabinda. There are "a lot of candidates," defensive coordinator Brent Pry said, including three early enrollees. It's unlikely heralded freshman Micah Parsons will play the middle as he's never played linebacker before, but Jesse Luketa and Nick Tarburton could slide in. Redshirt freshman Ellis Brooks is another candidate.