With five de-commitments so far and nine transfers to date, Penn State is not the sexiest place to be right now if you're a college football player. The Nittany Lions were laced with crushing sanctions to their program a few weeks ago and face an uphill battle to get back to the proud state they were once in.
With a four year bowl ban, a $60 million fine and the vacation of over 100 wins, Happy Valley has the feel of Death Valley these days. It will be a tough sell for new head coach Bill O'Brien to convince recruits to come play for him, but as with anything, there is a bright side.
Here are eight reasons why a recruit still might want to sign with Penn State.