Penn State football may be hindered by sanctions, but that doesn't mean that Bill O'Brien and his staff can't find success on the recruiting trail.
The Nittany Lions are still a brand name, and the staff in place is focused on the future. This program can and will be rebuilt, but it's going to take some time.
Penn State's 2013 class will be looked back on as the cornerstone of this new era of Nittany Lions football.
Despite multiple sanctions, O'Brien was able to go out and put together an impressive class. Not only is this a testament to his character as a coach, but it also goes to show you the quality of recruits that Penn State will be signing.
They know the long path that's ahead, and they've chosen to be a part of a new, better chapter of Penn State football.
Let's get to know the 2013 recruiting class.
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