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Penn State football 2025 prospects to know after the Lasch Bash this past weekend

The 2025 recruiting class is looking to continue to stack talent as the Penn State football team may have identified a few more prospects after the Lasch Bash this weekend.



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Apr 15, 2023; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lion players sing the alma mater following the competition of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 10-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

As the Lasch Bash came to a close the Penn State football coaching staff worked efficiently to evaluate talent during workouts and have identified a few members of the 2025 recruiting class they need to pursue more seriously moving forward. James Franklin is in a unique position with the 2024 recruiting class as many of the committed players were able to attend the Lasch Bash, workout together, and develop additional chemistry.

Penn State football looks for continued recruiting success in Wisconsin

James Franklin and his coaching staff have attacked Wisconsin very seriously during the 2024 recruiting cycle. They have landed some of the best prospects in the state including No.2 OT Donovan Harbour, No. 3 RB Corey Smith, and No. 4 OT Garrett Sexton. It seems like the coaching staff will look to continue that trend with the 2025 recruiting class, after class of 2025 four-star tight end James Flanigan was on campus for the Lasch Bash this weekend.

Standing at 6’5 Flanigan attends Notre Dame De La Baie Academy in Green Bay Wisconsin. He is currently listed as the No. 2 player in Wisconsin in the 2025 recruiting class according to 247sports.

With the emergence of 2024, Penn State TE commit Luke Reynolds, adding a player like Flanigan could create a future dynamic duo.

Offensive Line continues to be a recruiting priority for the Nittany Lions

James Franklin and offensive line coach Phil Trautwein have done a great job creating a pipeline of offensive line prospects. They look to continue that in the 2025 recruiting class with this 2025 prospect from the Northeast.

Standing at 6’7 OT Will Black currently holds a three-star rating according to On3 and Rivals. Black was on campus for the Lasch Bash and he is from Wallingford, CT. The fact that he is 6’7 alone makes him an intriguing prospect as an offensive tackle as a longer wingspan typically leads to more success defending defensive ends. Will Black holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh is someone to keep an eye on as he is a very intriguing offensive line prospect in the 2025 class.

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