Posted January 15, 2019 at 05:50 AM | Updated January 15, 2019 at 05:50 AM
Penn State vs Maryland, Nov. 24, 2018
Penn State wide receiver Daniel George jumps over Maryland defensive back RaVon Davis during the second quarter on Nov. 24, 2018. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State’s 2019 campaign is in its infancy. Winter conditioning is the next phase and the Blue-White scrimmage is three months away. The Lions are replacing talented seniors AND juniors now, and a few players have opted to transfer out of the program. James Franklin has tabbed Gerad Parker to be Penn State’s receivers coach this season. David Corley is out and Parker comes to State College after a two-year stint with the Duke Blue Devils.
Penn State young players get playing time against Pittsburgh
Penn State linebacker Jesse Luketa tackles Pittsburgh wide receiver Maurice Ffrench in the fourth quarter of the 51-6 win over Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sept. 8, 2018. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
Penn State practice, Sept. 5, 2018
Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and offensive lineman Juice Scruggs hard off after practice on Sept. 5, 2018. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
One group that is always interesting to focus on is the second-year players. The Lions leaned on a few true freshmen last fall and linebacker Micah Parsons and tight end Pat Freiermuth emerged as key performers. The duo is part of James Franklin’s talented 2018 recruiting class. And here are five more names to consider from that group. Not big names. But players who can help Penn State in 2019.