EAST LANSING, Mich. — Prior to the 2015 season, Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg asked the media to refrain from asking him about possibly entering the 2016 NFL Draft. He wanted to focus on the season, he said, which was understandable. And the media played ball, so to speak.
But the regular season came to an end with an ugly 55-16 loss to No. 5 Michigan State here Saturday. So questions about the NFL came.
When initially asked what the next few weeks will bring in terms of preperation for his future, Hackenberg side-stepped the question and talked of preparing for PSU's as-yet-to-be-announced bowl game. When asked if he planned to sit down with head coach James Franklin to talk about his own future, he said his focus was on the future of the team.
Then he was asked about possibly getting an evaluation on his draft stock, something that usually happens after the regular season.
"To be completely honest witb you, I haven't even looked into any of that,” Hackenberg said. "I don't even know where to go (or) how the process goes. … I just take practie one day at a time, really just try to get better, try and push my teammates. This week is gonna be good for us, having a little downtime, and then getting ready for the bowl game I think is gonna be good for all of us.”