Jordan Hill: knee recovery to drafts prep, and more Penn State scoop

12/9/12 in NCAAF   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Penn State senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill has clearly set goals for this college year. Although Jordan Hill’s mind is currently occupied with recovering from a mid-November arthroscopic surgery on the left knee, he’s right on track with the healing process, already running just after two weeks of undergoing the procedure.
On to a busy season, Jordan Hill injured his knee in early November while playing against Purdue. Although he still won’t declare his knee 100 percent recovered, Jordan Hill has no concerns for a long-term injury and is considers he “is getting close.”  Jordan Hill will remain on campus to have Penn State strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald assist in his recovery.
Jordan Hill one of the many Lions seniors who will be staying at Penn State to begin the final stretch for their entrance into pro careers. Linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti are seemingly the only Lions players who won’t be remaining at Penn State to train with Craig Firzgerald. But Jordan Hill’s decision to remain at Penn State has more to do than benefit from Craig Firzgerald’s training program.
“I have to stay around, take classes in the spring and make sure I get my degree,” stated Jordan Hill. “I have about six credits left to finish up so I'll get that taken care of.”
Lions senior cornerback Stephon Morris, who too will stay to train at Penn State is also missing a few credits on his college degree.
 “I really like Fitz's program and I think it can help me,” said Stephon Morris. “I think a lot of us will be around finishing up stuff and preparing for whatever is next.”
In other injury updates, Lions redshirt junior Stephen Obeng-Agyapong was sporting sling after undergoing a procedure to clean up his injured right soldier, and being declared out for the season. However, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong played a better part of the year with a harness to support his partially dislocated shoulder. Penn State redshirted tight end Kyle Carter who sat out the last two games of his freshman year due to a dislocated shoulder is still in the cast.
Meanwhile, Penn State is receiving a lot of official visits form players of the 2013 recruiting class. Cedar Cliff, Adam Breneman and one of the top college prospects Christian Hackenberg were amongst those who had an opportunity to look around Penn State this week and get to know their potential future teammates.
However, the Penn State coaching staff still isn’t at an end to its recruitment program and Lions head coach Bill O'Brien is expected to drop by Iowa Western Community College this week to try to gain quarterback Jake Waters’ interest.
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