Ken Talley, a four-star Class of 2022 signee out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is expected to join Penn State this weekend for the start of Fall camp. Talley is the lone member of the 2022 football recruiting class yet to join the roster.
The 6-foot-2, 239-pound Talley was the No. 11 player in Pennsylvania and the No. 29 edge rusher in the Class of 2022, according to 247Sports. He chose Penn State over schools such as Arizona State, Kentucky, Michigan, Pitt, Tennessee, and Texas A & M.
Last season Talley played all over the front seven by recording 95 tackles (20 for loss) and 12 sacks on his way to winning the 6A Public League MVP for Northeast High School.
Brian Dohn, 247Sports national recruiting analyst, thinks he can play both defensive end positions, playing at 250 pounds. He also states that he is a high-effort player who will not take plays off. Dohn also likes his ability to change direction and close in on the ball carrier. He can also hold up in the running game because he can engage blockers on the edge.
Talley will have a lot of work to do to get up to speed with fellow newcomers Dani-Dennis Sutton, Chop Robinson, and Adisa Isaac coming back from an Achilles injury, Smith Vilbert who recorded three sacks in the Outback Bowl in January, and Nick Tarburton.
There is a possibility that Talley will have to redshirt for the 2022 season