Penn State Camp Rundown

The Lions were back at Lasch and Holuba Hall Friday for their second football camp of the summer. Find out who was there, and who stood out, inside.

The second football camp of the summer brought plenty of talent - committed and uncommitted - to Penn State's Holuba Hall and Lasch Building Friday.

A handful of prospects did not camp, but their presence made them standout nonetheless. Others made their mark on the field throughout the five hour day.

Who was there and who stood out? We break it down below.

Hudson Stands Out

Khaleke Hudson came to University Park Friday hoping for an offer. He doesn't know if he will receive one, yet, but his performance was top of the line.

The McKeesport, Pa., class of 2016 three-star defensive back was by far the best skill position player in attendance Friday. He has some work to do technique wise, but an impressive leap for a one-handed interception said all that needed to be said about his athleticism.

"I just came here to try and get an offer," Hudson said. "I hope I get an offer.

"I thought I performed good. During 1-on-1's, I kept my eye on the ball on the receiver when the ball was in the air."

"I thought I performed good. During 1-on-1's, I kept my eye on the ball on the receiver when the ball was in the air."

The 5-foot-11, 198 pound safety said the staff told him they liked how he looked, but they need to review his transcripts before any talk of an offer can proceed.

Hudson will stick around for Saturday's BBQ at the Lasch Building, giving him an opportunity to get to know the staff more.

"I felt like I did everything could today," Hudson said. "They seem like they really want me and that they are really interested. I think the coaches like me.

Gilman Trio Hit State College

Baltimore, Md., Gilman School has always turned out top flight talent. Some of it was at Penn State Friday.

The group was headlined by class of 2016 four-star defensive tackle Ellison Jordan, who was the top performer throughout the day on the defensive line."My main thing is to get off," Jordan said. "I need to learn my best move, but my main thing is to, like, get off and use my hands.

"They said they like my use of my hands and use of hips. I came to camp to get some work in, so we'll see what happens.

Jordan was not sure as of late Friday whether or not he would receive an offer, but the junior was joined by class of 2017 defensive end Cam Spencer and class of 2018 prospect Evan Gregory.

Top Performers

The talent pool was small at Friday's camp, but a few prospects did stand out:

1. Khaleke Hudson: He and Jordan could be flipped here depending on style of position, yet Hudson gets the nod because the receive competition was a bit better than the line matchups Jordan faced. Hudson was athletic, physical, and showed why he already has three offers.

2. Ellison Jordan: The Gilman talent won just about every battle he entered during competition work later in the day. Regardless of what move he used, he was strong, quick, and athletic.

3. Aaron Siegle, jarrisburg, Pa., Susquehanna Township: The 2016 defensive lineman turned a head or two during defensive drills. He has some work to do, especially with his hands, but his footwork was good and so was his speed. Siegle is a 6-foot-e, 230-pounder, and will be a name to watch.

4. Drew Hartlaub, Hanover, Pa., South Western: A young defensive back (he's from the class of 2017), Hartlaub was right on Hudson's heels in terms of talent. He showed quick hips and an ability to play the man and find the ball quicker than most prospects his age. Hartlaub's recruitment is just starting, but the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder is a name to remember.

5. Michael Shuster, Camp Hill, Pa.,: We finish up with a signal caller, and Shuster was the best of the bunch. The 6-foot-2, 180 pound class of 2016 passer has a strong arm and quality release point. He has plenty of time to mature, and will be a player to watch once he does.

Watchful Eyes

There were plenty of onlookers Friday, ranging from parents to coaches to media and, of course, uncommitted prospects on campus.

The group was big enough ahead of Saturday's bash at the Lasch Building, and it included class of 2016 five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle, class of 2016 Woodbridge, Va., Forest Park receiver Eric Kumah, class of 2015 safety commitment Jarvis Miller, and class of 2015 four-star defensive tackle and fellow Connecticut native Christian Wilkins.

Settle, who always had a smile on his face and sported a Penn State visor for a majority of the afternoon, will leave with Kumah Saturday morning for West Virginia. Miller and Wilkins, meanwhile, spent plenty of time with the coaching staff, and Wilkins even spent the better part of 20 minutes 1-on-1 with Franklin while watching defensive line drills.

Word has it that the Lions have done well thus far with Wilkins and Settle, but neither defensive tackle is nearing a decision. It's a certainty Miller will be recruiting his friend, though, and Settle saw plenty that he liked while touring campus Friday and Saturday and watching the coaches work Saturday afternoon.

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