For Penn State football to keep up with the premier recruiting classes put together by Ohio State and others, it may sound weird to hear that walk-ons could be the glue that keeps the Nittany Lions competitive during this sanction period.
Affectionately pinned as "run-ons" by head coach Bill O'Brien, these are guys who were overlooked by the vast majority of major programs, but have talent to work with.
While others turned their heads, O'Brien welcomes all that qualify with open arms.
Not only does a crop of walk-ons give you depth, but some can turn into legitimate contributors down the road if they're given the proper coaching and have the right mentality.
While it seems like new additions are announced by the hour, we'll try to keep up by breaking down the 17 "run-ons" the Lions have picked up so far.