Whitfield Impressed With Penn State

Marcus Whitfield is one of Ohio's top programs at Massillon, and he is one of several Tiger players hitting the recruiting radar at this time. Whitfield, who holds three offers, visited Penn State on Wednesday.

Massillon two-way star Marcus Whitfield is one of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2014, and he could project to either wide receiver or defensive back at the next level.

Whitfield, 6-foot-1, 175-pounds, is coming off an impressive junior season at Massillon, and he has collected offers from Toledo, Bowling Green and Kent State. He visited Penn State on Wednesday.

"I loved Penn State and it was a great visit," Whitfield stated. "I met with the coaches and took a tour of the campus before practice. I ate dinner with the defensive backs on the team at Penn State, which gave me a chance to learn more about the program."

"I spoke with all the coaches, but mostly Coach (Anthony) Midget," he added. "They are recruiting me as a defensive back, while some schools see me as a wide receiver. They like my ball skills, even though most of my film is on offense. They think I could play cornerback, and could fill that role with my length."

"They told me they are taking only a few defensive backs and they're going to be selective," he continued. "Coach (Charlie) Fisher is going to come to my school this spring when they are allowed out on the road. I hope things work out and they offer, because I like everything about Penn State. My family was with me and they loved it as well."

Penn State is not the only BCS school in contact with Whitfield, and he might be close to adding more offers.

"I don't have any other visits planned in the next few weeks, but I might go check someone else out," Whitfield explained. "The schools showing the most interest right now would be West Virginia and Michigan State. They are both coming to see me at the school this spring."

"I'm not sure about a camp schedule for this summer," he said. "I will go to Penn State, Michigan State and West Virginia for sure. I might go to Ohio State and Michigan as well."

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