It's never too early to take a look at the upcoming 2013 high school recruiting class, since fans and scouts are always looking at the next big star to enter the college ranks.
It goes without saying that Penn State is in a tough recruiting position, as coach Bill O'Brien has to sell recruits on being on a team that will prepare them for the NFL over getting them to a bowl game for the next few years.
It's a tough task, without a doubt, and surely several would-be Nittany Lions have already crossed off Happy Valley during the recruiting process.
But Penn State's still Penn State and looks to have a solid recruiting class coming in for the 2013 season, all things considered. If they can hold on to their verbal commitments, of which they currently have 11, they could very easily see some impact players emerge in the next few years.
Here's a breakdown of the Top Five recruits in the Penn State 2013 class, including several Rivals.com and ESPN four-star recruits.