Penn State Football: 5 Recruits Who Didn't Live Up to the Hype

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Penn State Football: 5 Recruits Who Didn't Live Up to the Hype
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Every college football fan knows about talent gone to waste. When it comes to the amount of stars a player is given by a recruiting site or where they stack up nationally, ratings can sometimes be very deceiving in predicting a player's future.  

Recently, our very own Edwin Weathersby ranked the most overhyped college recruits over the past few years. While there may not have been any Nittany Lions on the list, Penn State still has its fair share of recruiting duds. 

In compiling the list, national recruiting rankings were first taken into consideration. After that, the trajectory of the player's career was analyzed.

The list is a collection of players who failed to perform on the field or had their careers derailed by off-the-field issues. I couldn't put someone on this list whose career was marred by injury, as that's a relatively uncontrollable issue.  

Here are five Penn State recruits over the last decade who never lived up to the hype.

 

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