Four-star defensive end Jayson Oweh's recruitment is nearing an end -- he has visits to Notre Dame and Ohio State coming late next week -- and his last trip to Penn State prior to an announcement made a huge impression.
Oweh entered the two-day visit with the Buckeyes atop the list, but left campus Saturday with a different listing.
"Penn State has moved up to my favorite with Ohio State," said Oweh, who plays at Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy.
The 6-foot-5, 236-pound Oweh, who ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash and played only one year of football, will visit Notre Dame on Thursday and Ohio State the next day for Friday Night Lights before a decision is made.
However, this weekend was about Penn State, and it began by working with defensive line coach Sean Spencer in Friday's camp.
"It was great," Oweh said. "I love coach Spencer's coaching style. He makes it easier to pick up things because he's down to earth and funny."
Nittany Lions coach James Franklin also spent time with Oweh, and it was made clear how much Penn State wants and needs him.
"Coach Franklin stressed to me that I'm his priority," Oweh said, "and that he and Penn State are the only program that can give you a family oriented squad, competitors, and educationally-sound players (all) in one."
After Friday's camp, Oweh stayed for Saturday's recruit-apalooza known as the Lasch Bash. It involved many of Penn State's committed players, and many more high-profile uncommitted players.
"It was really cool and informative," Oweh said. "They really told me all the perks of Penn State and how they're making something special."