Connect with us


Son of former Penn State football player to attend Lasch Bash this weekend

The 2025 prospect with a Penn State offer will make the return visit to Happy Valley this weekend.



Penn State Football, son of former Penn State Football player, Mike Carroll, Lasch Bash
Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of a Penn State University sign outside of Beaver Stadium following the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State football will host the Lasch Bash, one of the program’s largest annual recruiting events, this upcoming weekend. Committed prospects and top targets from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 recruiting cycles are expected to attend the barbecue and other events named after the Penn State football complex. But for one prospect, the trip to Happy Valley is more of a homecoming. This weekend, Michael Carroll, son of former Penn State football player Mike Carroll, will be one of the key 2025 offered prospects in attendance at the Lasch Bash.

Son of former Penn State football player to attend Lasch Bash

It was reported earlier this month – and later confirmed by On3 and 247Sports – that 2025 prospect Michael Carroll would attend this weekend’s Lasch Bash event. Carroll is a 6-5, 300-pound IOL who will take the field for Central Bucks East in this upcoming high school football season. A three-star recruit, Rivals rates Carroll as the 14th-best IOL in the country and the ninth-best player in Pennsylvania for the class of 2025. The other recruiting services have yet to place an evaluation on the 2025 prospect.

The Lasch Bash will be Carroll’s second visit to Happy Valley in as many months. Carroll attended Penn State’s White Out camp in June, where he initially earned his offer from James Franklin and the Nittany Lions.

Michael Carroll’s father, Mike Carroll Sr., played linebacker for Penn State under Joe Paterno in the late 1990s. While it certainly helps his recruitment to have the legacy factor, that alone has not sparked Carroll’s interest from the program. “He [James Franklin] said he would have offered me even if my dad did not play here,” Carroll said after receiving his Penn State offer in June. “That was just the icing on the cake.”

Carroll now holds seven college offers, including Big Ten programs like Michigan State, Rutgers, and Maryland. The Spartans also have the legacy allure in this recruitment, as Carroll’s mother played basketball at Michigan State. Although it is still early in the process for 2025 recruits, Rivals has put in a prediction for Penn State to eventually land Michael Carroll.

Thank you for reading Basic Blues Nation. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and insights on your favorite Penn State athletics. For feedback, questions, concerns, or to apply for a writing position, please email us at or direct message us on our social media. Also, be sure to check out our new site shop. It’s due to your support that we can become one of the market’s fastest-growing Penn State sports outlets!

Matt is a co-owner and Editor in Chief of Basic Blues Nation. Launched in 2022, Basic Blues Nation is one of the fastest-growing websites covering all Penn State athletics, with over 3.5 million readers in 2023. Matt is also a credentialed member of the Penn State football beat, and is a member of the Football Writers Association of America.


Spinstralia Casino: online pokies real money, real fun! Get in on the action today!