Penn State's 2014 recruiting cycle got a lot more exciting in September when the NCAA announced that the Nittany Lions would be able to take an additional five prospects in this class than was originally expected.
Since then, head coach Bill O'Brien and his staff have gone from trying to utilize 15 to 18 spots to being able to decide if they should take a full class this year or save some scholarships to use on next year's class.
With this year's recruiting cycle in the closing weeks, the Nittany Lions are willing to add a few more players if they fit the right need. In other cases, they seem content with the guys they already have in the fold.
The way it's shaping up, this 2014 recruiting class is going to be stronger than expected and will join the 2013 class to create a strong foundation going forward, as Penn State continues to re-gain its lost scholarship numbers.
If you're a Penn State football fan or a fan of college football recruiting, look no further for a complete rundown of Nittany Lion targets, commitments and analysis.
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