The bulk of Penn State's 2014 recruiting class isn't on campus yet, but the players who are have already been put to work.
In January, the Nittany Lions welcomed five early enrollees—defensive tackle Tarow Barney, quarterback Michael O'Connor, wide receiver De'Andre Thompkins, defensive tackle Antoine White and offensive tackle Chasz Wright. All five are currently taking classes and participating in spring practices under the tutelage of new head coach James Franklin.
While the adjustment period has been easier for some, the group in general has done a relatively good job. Some have even raised enough eyebrows to warrant consideration for regular playing time come August.
When grading how each player has performed this spring, those two factors were taken into consideration—how well they've acclimated themselves to life in college, and their level of play on the field.
Here's how each early enrollee has fared so far this spring.