A 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback, Hackenberg has already received verbal offers from programs like Alabama, Miami, Tennessee, Virginia and Connecticut. With all that early attention though, Hackenberg apparently has interest in the Nittany Lions.
"I feel like I fit their system. It's a great school. And I am originally from the coal region in PA," Hackenberg explained.
In terms of a PSU offer, Hackenberg said, "Yes, they have offered, but I havent talked to Coach O'Brien yet to see where I stand. I plan on doing that when I am up there."
Recruiting Coordinator and Running Back Coach Charles London has been recruiting Hackenberg for Penn State. The Penn State football staff is scheduled to host a Junior Day even at University Park on February 18 and Hackenberg plans on attending with his family.
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