Often prospects are recruited by multiple coaches, which often include a coach responsible for the prospect's region and another who handles the prospect's projected position at PSU. Typically the program's recruiting coordinator, Mike McQueary, is involved with every recruiting effort as well, serving as the liason between the program and prospect.
On the recruiting front, here is where many of the PSU coaches are spending the bulk of their time between now and Letter of Intent Day in early February.
Anderson has found success with this year's class so far by landing Cedric Jeffries, Doug Klopacz and Brett Brackett. Currently he is battling Notre Dame, South Carolina and Virginia Tech for Lou Eliades.
With Bradley getting a verbal from the WPIAL's top running back, Travis McBride, he is now focused on another western Pennsylvanian prospect in Elijah Fields and also a big lineman from the Sunshine State in Sam Young.
Penn State's offensive coordinator has most of his contact with recruits when they make official visits to campus. But he has been out to see Virginia standout Evan Royster.
Perhaps no other coach has as much on their recruiting plate as Johnson. So far, he has already landed Jared Odrick, Bani Gbadyu, Navorro Bowman, Aaron Maybin, Abe Koroma and Tom McEowen. Among the prospects still on his list are Aaron Berry, Maurice Evans, Antonio Logan-El, LeSean McCoy, Evan Royster, Phillip Taylor, A.J. Wallace and J.B. Walton.
Currently, Penn State's offensive line coach is in pursuit of several prospects, including Brent Carter and Jeremiha Hunter. He is also tag-teaming linemen Antonio Logan-El and J.B. Walton with Larry Johnson.
With Norwood already getting Ollie Ogbu's commitment for this class, he is also pursuing a variety of other prospects, including Vidal Hazelton, Andrew Quarless and Parker Cantey. Coach Norwood is also working with Johnson on defensive backs Maurice Evans and A.J. Wallace.
Penn State's quarterback coach has been pursuing Thaddeus Gibson, who is down to the Wolverines, Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.
Wondering how the coaches are expected to fare with their recruiting targets? Check out the FightOnState.com Fearless Forecast, which lays out the recruiting predicitions of Bob Lichtenfels, Rob Riva, Jamie Trescavage, Scott Cole and Steve Curry.