Lions Busy in Maryland

Judging by the number of offers its staff has doled out in the state of Maryland, Penn State obviously feels there's an abundance of talent there. The Nittany Lions have offered more then 10 players and the list continues to grow.

Brandywine (Md.) Gwynn Park defensive tackle Phillip Taylor is obviously one of the Nittany Lions' top targets for the Class of 2006. has learned that Taylor's teammate, linebacker Adrian Moten (6-2, 200, 4.55) is also coveted by the coaching staff at Penn State. Moten claims an offer from Penn State among the 10 he has garnered.

“I have offers from Illinois, Penn State, Maryland, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Akron, Temple, Ohio State, Tennessee and Rutgers,” Moten said. “I'm also hearing from Virginia, Purdue, Michigan State and Pittsburgh.”

Moten recently finished up camping trips at Virginia and Maryland.

Virginia: “I did well at Virginia. Coach Groh seemed to like me. He said I need to get bigger to be a linebacker, but I could play safety.”

Maryland: “It went well. I worked out at safety and linebacker.”

Moten has taken unofficial visits to a pair of Big Ten rivals: Penn State and Ohio State.

Ohio State: “It was pretty nice; it seemed like a nice area to be around. I loved the campus, it was really big. They've been showing a lot interest in me.”

Penn State: “It's a smaller area then Ohio State. There's not a lot around, but that's not a bad thing.”

Moten finished his junior season with 90 tackles, including 60 solos. He also tallied six sacks and three interceptions.


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