2019 DE Wete Likes What He Sees At Penn State

The Washington, D.C., standout talks about the Nittany Lions and his recruitment in general. Get the latest.

Joseph Wete already holds six offers, but the class of 2019 defensive end is no hurry to trek around the region, or the country, to check out schools.

The Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga standout is planning on making plenty of trips next year, but he did make a pair of recent ones to see two schools -- Penn State and Virginia Tech -- which extended offers.

The 6-foot-5, 228-pound Wete also holds offers from WisconsinNC StateRutgers and Pittsburgh.

"I'm being patient right now," said Wete, who knows a few things he is looking for in a school. "A versatile, strong defense. I haven't gotten into specifics, but I will know it when I see it."


Wete was not sure what to expect at Penn State, but he quickly saw why the program is back among the nation's elite.

"I wanted to see how they practiced and what the culture was like," Wete said. "Going in there, it was very similar to how my team practices. It was up-tempo and people were definitely working very, very hard, but at the same time they were all having a lot of fun. That was definitely a good thing for me to see. The facilities were top-notch."

Nittany Lions coach James Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry and defensive line coach Sean Spencer each met with Wete.

"They're all very welcoming," Wete said. "They are all very friendly people. They all go about their business. It was good to go there and see coach Spencer and talk to him. With coach Franklin, it was all about getting better every day no matter if you are a five-star or a no-star. It's all about the hard work."

After visiting Penn State, Wete traveled down Interstate 81 to see Virginia Tech.

"I had high expectations and they met them all," Wete said. "I met a few of the coaches. The facilities there are also really nice. The practice was also high-tempo, which you probably see at most colleges, and fun. It was a great experience."

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