Cleveland Benedictine has a stacked roster for next season, including several players holding Division-I offers. Rising junior wide receiver Justin Layne is already ranked as a four-star prospect.
Layne, 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, impressed last season as a sophomore starter and college recruiters have taken notice. He was at the Penn State camp Sunday, and walked away with an offer.
"It was an amazing experience for me, because it was actually the first college camp I've been to," Layne stated. "I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of new things, and the the coaches were all great to me. They offered me after camp was over, and they had a chance to review my performance."
"They called me into Coach (James) Franklin's office, and he and the wide receivers coach told me I had the offer," he added. "I have some great offers, and this one means a lot because they've been one of the top schools on my list for a long time."
Although Layne has taken several unofficial visits to date, he admitted meeting Penn State head coach James Franklin impressed him greatly.
"My dad was with me today, and he's very high on the program as well," Layne explained. "Coach Franklin said he liked my potential, and he felt I could be an impact player for Penn State. He made it clear that he wanted me. "
"I don't want to name a favorite, but it's really close because of Coach Franklin," he continued. "We spent some time together and out of all the coaches I've talked with, he was the one that keeps it 100% all the time. He has so much energy that you can't help but like him."
"They want me to come back, either this summer or for a game, and I definitely want to do that," he said. "This is a school I could feel comfortable playing for."