Penn State is the only elite school in the northeast so they pretty much have the run of all recruits north of Virginia and east of Ohio. That is a lot of options. It is similar to why UNI is always great at DIAA they have the best access to the northern planes states guys and when they are in a world where a few of the DIA teams are open they (and drake) can pretty much have any recruit from Iowa, Minnesota, S/N Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Huntington in DIII is always great because its the best situated for florida and SE recruits. This is also why DII is a lot of fun because there aren't many schools that have extreme location advantages.