PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Tanner Hartman Commits to Penn State

Bill O’Brien’s 2013 recruiting class grew to eleven verbal commits last night as Virginia offensive lineman Tanner Hartman (#56 in the picture) decommitted from Maryland to join the Nittany Lions.

The news was broken in a rather unconventional way, as top ranked quarterback commit Christian Hackenberg took to Twitter to welcome his future teammate to Penn State.

Hartman is rated as a three star recruit by 247 Sports and given two stars by Rivals and Scout. In addition to Maryland, the 6-4 247 lb. high school senior had offers from Temple, Richmond, and Liberty.

According to Lions 247, Hartman has been interested in Penn State since the beginning of the summer but chose the Terrapins after learning Penn State was not extending an offer at the time. Dorian Johnson’s de-commitment following the sanctions opened up a scholarship offer that Hartman took advantage of. Larry Johnson Sr. is his primary recruiter, which certainly doesn’t hurt things either.

This news comes on the heels of Casey Gaines, a safety from Georgia committing to Penn State last Wednesday.

Hartman doesn’t have the five star rating and hype that Johnson’s June decision had, but another player who believes in Penn State is a welcoming addition for a program searching for believers.

About the Author

Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.


More by Drew

McGloin Named NFL Rookie of the Week

The former Penn State record setting quarterback took home Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors following his impressive first NFL start that resulted in a 28-23 win for the Oakland Raiders on the road against the Houston Texans.

Will Adrian Amos Play Some Snaps at Linebacker?

Willis and Carson Talk Differences Between Butler and Roof


Penn State Hockey Releases 2018-19 Roster

Brett Murray is no longer on the team after an uneventful tenure in Happy Valley that saw him score just one goal in 33 games.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Sophomores Start Season Strong

Penn State Women’s Soccer Beats Duquesne 6-0

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Student Life

Your Fall 2018 Sylly Week Playlist

Whether this is your first semester or last, welcome to Sylly Week.

While You Were Gone…

Involvement Fair Returns To HUB Lawn Syllabus Week

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

While You Were Gone…

Here’s a roundup of what went on around Penn State during summer break.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

What Changed In State College While You Were Away

With another summer in the books, here are all the changes to State College that happened while you were gone.

Send this to a friend