Ficken replaces Pro Bowl kicker Greg Zuerlein, who was placed on IR following a back injury.
Micah Parsons, Zack Kuntz, Jesse Luketa, Nick Tarburton, Trent Gordon, and Isaiah Humphries will join the program for spring practice.
When he enrolls this spring, Micah Parsons will join Lamont Wade and Miles Sanders as Penn State's third No. 1 recruit from Pennsylvania on the roster in as many years.
One family should fill the heavyweight lineup spot for Penn State through 2023, but if not, Cael Sanderson will have a viable option on campus.
Jesse Luketa will join Pete Giftopoulos and John Urschel, among others, in the small but growing group of Canadians to play football for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State has continued to restock its offense with weapons with its latest commit: four-star WR Jahan Dotson.