FOS AUDIO: Keiser & Pulliam

Two of the Nittany Lions' latest additions took a moment to talk football and Penn State with Fight On State at practice for the Big 33 Classic on June 16, 2010. Hear what they had to say.

HERSHEY, Pa -- Ryan Keiser of Selinsgrove High and Shyquawn Pullium of Erie Cathedral Prep do not come to the Nittany Lions as the most highly hyped players of all time. Instead, they both made their respective marks by performing solidly, week in and week out, making all the plays, and developing the kind of football work ethic that has been a proven success for Penn State. The hard work is serving its purpose for the duo, who hope to help solidify the Lions' defensive backfield.

For Keiser, it's been a quiet road to the Big 33, and to a Penn State offer. Hidden away at Selinsgrove, Keiser did not spend his junior year traveling to multiple camps or promoting his abilities to multiple schools, but what he did do, the consistent solid work ethic got him noticed, and he's now poised to make an impact.

Playing both sides of the ball in the Big 33 Classic, Keiser demonstrates good speed in breaking into the secondary and getting free as a slot receiver, and solid coverage skills in the defensive backfield. He'll arrive at PSU as an invited walk-on.

This is what Keiser had to say about his opportunities at the Big 33 and with Penn State.

For Pullium,it's another route entirely. The soft spoken defender from Erie's Cathedral Prep was awaiting confirmation on his SAT scores in order to qualify for freshman eligibility at Penn State. Nose to the grindstone, Pullium appears ready to take the field, and brings closing speed and coverage skills that rival any other player on either side of the ball in the Big 33 Classic.

Like most incoming true freshmen, Pullium's route to the field will likely lead through a redshirt season with concentration on making the transition to the college level, both on the field, where the speed goes up another notch, and in the classroom, where the academics do too.

Listen to a brief clip from Pullium here.

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