There's no question that the Penn State Football Program is going through some tough times. The negativity in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the NCAA sanctions handed down in July have cast a dark shadow over the program.
However, in spite of everything that has happened, Penn State should still be an attractive offer for potential recruits. Head Coach Bill O'Brien showed that he's not afraid to fight and led the Nittany Lions to an impressive 8-4 season.
Future players who are worried about hurting their chances at a professional future by going to Penn State need to look no further than guys like Jordan Hill and Gerald Hodges. Two of the stars of the 2012 team, both players will have no trouble being drafted by NFL teams come spring.
Sure, the Nittany Lions will continue to miss out on postseason play for the next three years, but does that really matter? No one in the NFL cares if you played in the Rose Bowl on draft day.
There are still plenty of reasons why top talent should still want to play football for the Nittany Lions.