As its recent success generates national buzz, Penn State has cashed in with two recruits in as many days.
First, it was 2018 tight end Zack Kuntz committing prior to Saturday’s 45-12 win against Michigan State.
Then on Sunday afternoon, the Nittany Lions added another name to their 2017 recruiting class.
New Jersey four-star defensive tackle Fred Hansard flipped from Florida to Penn State after taking an official visit over the weekend, as reported by Lions247.
The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder bumps Penn State’s 2017 class up to 15 commits.
Hansard, out of The Hun School, is the No. 11 defensive tackle in the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247 Sports.
Bell honored: Penn State senior linebacker Brandon Bell has been selected as the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after his Senior Day performance.
Bell is the eighth Penn State player since 2004 to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, all of which have been on the defensive side of the ball. Bell is the first Nittany Lion to be honored since Sept. 30, 2012 when linebacker Mike Mauti claimed the award.
Bell tied his career high with 18 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, against the Spartans, equaling the mark he set against Ohio State earlier this season. He also had one pass breakup. He was the stalwart on a defense that shutout Michigan State in the second half, only allowing 87 yards in that frame. The Nittany Lion defense held Michigan State to just four first-half field goals.