Severin to Visit Happy Valley

WR Canaan Severin will visit Happy Valley this weekend. He talks to Fight On State about his expectations, love for sports and a big plus for Penn State.

Penn State has one big thing on its side when it comes to recruiting Worcester (Mass.) Academy WR Canaan Severin — 6-foot-11 PSU basketball signee Patrick Ackerman.

"He always tells me I should commit right now, and go to Penn State," Severin said with a laugh.

The 6-4, 210-pounder has five offers — including one from Penn State, where he will visit Sunday.

Severin says he has no favorites just yet, but has been very impressed with PSU so far. "I look forward to seeing the coaches and stuff like that," Severin said. "I talk to (graduate assistant coach Bill) Kavanaugh a lot on the phone, and I want to see him. Plus, he seems excited to see me."

That's not all he likes. "Knowing that I could be a part of the Penn State family and be a Nittany Lion, and play at their stadium is crazy," Severin said.

He realized that Penn State was special during the Michigan game last year. "I was like, wow, I could actually play in that stadium and in front of the fans," Severin said.

The fans are one of his favorite things about PSU. "110,000 people just yelling and going crazy?" Severin said. "I would love that; it would make everything so fun."

For Severin, football wasn't something he realized his potential in until high school. "I came to Worcester Academy for basketball, actually," Severin said. "Then all of a sudden I get there and we did football preseason in August."

It was history from there. The first preseason game, Severin recorded 176 yards, had two touchdowns, a two-point conversion and an interception.

"That's when I thought I could make something of this," Severin said. "And then everything fell into place.

Severin says his favorite thing about football is catching touchdowns, but he can't completely forget about basketball. "Before I graduate from high school," Severin said. "I will dunk it over the goal post."

Right now Severin isn't close to making a commitment. "I want to see what other offers I get after the summer," Severin said. "After the fall I will have all my offers, and then I will sit down and take my official visits."

Good thing PSU is ahead of the rest. "I am definitely going to a game this season, and probably an official visit."

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