Matt McGloin will surely be a posterchild for Penn State recruiting in the future -- especially as Bill O'Brien tries to snag in-state talent to become non-scholarship players.
O'Brien will say look at the kid from Scranton -- the one who never got a major scholarship offer, the one who threw five picks in the Outback Bowl -- and look how far he's come.
Indeed, as McGloin's senior season winds down, it's impressive to consider how much progress he's made. The quarterback may be in the mix as the Nittany Lions' best walk-on of all time. That's up for debate. Right now, at least, he's being recognized as one of the top former walk-ons in the country.
McGloin was selected as one of 50 candidates for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the nation’s outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on.