Friday, May 22, 2015

Penn State quarterback commit salutes Bill O'Brien

Christian Hackenberg, a Penn State commitment and one of the most highly sought-after high school quarterbacks in the country, praised Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien on Twitter.

Penn State quarterback commit salutes Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien's selection as Big Ten coach of the year by both conference coaches and the media drew praise from Christian Hackenberg, a Penn State commitment and one of the most highly sought-after high school quarterbacks in the country.

Hackenberg, who just wrapped up his senior season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, said on Twitter: "Much deserved recognition for coach O'Brien. Just another reason why I cannot wait to play for him."

Hackenberg, who has "Nittany Lion for life" on his Twitter bio page, is expected to come in next season and compete for the starting quarterback job should he sign his national letter of intent with Penn State as expected in February.

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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