With the eyes of Nittany Nation focused on the Class of 2007, there is a second recruiting class at Penn State that has yet to see the field, but has had a season to make preparations for its impact on the team — the redshirt freshmen. Take a look at how some more of the redshirt freshmen have looked this season in practice. This is the fourth in a series of exclusive in-depth reports.
December 20, 2006
The Pennsylvania Big 33 team practiced for the first time last Sunday, and FightOnState.com was there to check out the scene. Among the players we talked to was Tom McEowen, one of three defensive tackles on the roster who are heading to Penn State. McEowen drove to the session with a former rival and another future PSU teammate, QB Pat Devlin.
May 12, 2006
On signing day a few months ago, many of the incoming Penn State freshman football players got together and inked their letters of intent in a display of solidarity. It was arguably the first step in the development of class chemistry and a precedent of leadership set for the future of the Nittany Lion football team.
April 26, 2006
It is a perspective routinely overlooked. But as the coaching staffs from all of the colleges entertain potential signees on official weekend visits, the parents of those recruits are also being catered to. For as much as a program needs to sell itself to a prospect, it also must win over mom and dad.
December 14, 2005
If the sport of football does not work out for Tom McEowen, he has a future in television, maybe as a late night talk show host. McEowen, a four star defensive line prospect from Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. has an engaging and funny personality, but also a very determined and focused attitude. One on hand, he's got the witty retorts to stupid questions asked by certain recruiting writers. But on the football field, he's got a big time nasty streak. Big time.
December 9, 2005