Crunch Time For the Nittany Lions

With the Feb. 1 signing day rapidly approaching, Penn State is putting the finishing touches on its Class of 2006. The Nittany Lions have 18 verbal commitments, which means they have seven scholarships left to offer (there is flexibility there, but we'll say seven to make things less complicated). Who is going to fill those final seven slots?

We're going to go out on a limb and project the players we think will grab five of them. As for the other two? Well, there is some time left in this recruiting season for the Penn State staff to do a bit of moving and shaking (remember Anthony Morelli in 2004?), so we'll leave the last two open for the time being.

Please realize, these are educated guesses and nothing more. And take note that the players mentioned below are listed in alphabetical order, not in the order they committed or may commit.

CURRENT COMMITS

1). Chris Bell

2). Navorro Bowman

3). Brett Brackett

4). Lou Eliades

5). Maurice Evans

6). Bani Gbadyu

7). Cedric Jeffries

8). Doug Klopacz

9). Abe Koroma

10). Eric Latimore

12). Aaron Maybin

12). Travis McBride

13). Tom McEowen

14). Jared Odrick

15). Ollie Ogbu

16). Andrew Quarless

17). A.J. Wallace

18). J.B. Walton

FOS PROJECTIONS

19). Brent Carter

20). Jeremiha Hunter

21). Antonio Logan-El

22). Evan Royster
UPDATE: Royster has since committed to PSU.

23). Phillip Taylor

EXTRA SLOTS

24). TBA

25). TBA

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