Penn State has had several future Nittany Lions represent the Blue and White in these games before they kicked off their collegiate careers in Happy Valley. Among the players who have been high school all-star game participants are Kevin Newsome, Eric Shrive, Michael Mauti, Stefen Wisniewski, Michael Zordich, Maurice Evans, Jared Odrick, A.J. Wallace, Justin King, Derrick Williams and Levi Brown, among others.
This year is no different, with future Nittany Lions scheduled to play in all three of the major high school all star games in January.
The U.S. Army All American Bowl, scheduled to be played on January 9 in San Antonio, Texas and televised on NBC will feature Penn State pledges Khairi Fortt, Mike Hull, Paul Jones, Silas Redd and Zach Zwinak. PSU running back prospect Marcus Lattimore is also expected to play in this game.
The Under Armour High School All-America Game, scheduled to be played on January 2 in Orlando, Florida and televised on ESPN will feature Penn State pledges Miles Dieffenbach, Dakota Royer and Evan Hailes. Dominique Easley, a former Penn State commitment, is also scheduled to participate and is expected to announce his final college decision between Penn State and Oregon.
The Offense-Defense Bowl, scheduled to be played on January 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and televised by Fox, will feature DaQuan Jones and Adrian Coxson. Coxson has also been reconsidering his PSU pledge with recent visits to programs like Florida and Georgia.
These games generally give a nice preview to Nittany Lion fans of future talent that will soon arrive at University Park and evenutally suit up in Blue and White.
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