"I haven't gotten much since the visit to Penn State," Ekanem said of contact with the staff.
Ekanem visited Happy Valley March 26 — and he liked what he saw.
"I liked Penn State a lot," Ekanem said. "My favorite thing was meeting the coaches and seeing spring practice."
The lack of attention has forced the Lions down on his list, but not out quite yet.
"It knocks Penn State down in my favorites," Ekanem said. "I got a hint that they are not going to offer."
So far, Ekanem is taking the recruiting process in stride and has yet to make any big decisions.
"I don't really have any favorites at the moment," Ekanem said. "I am trying to keep an open mind throughout the process."
Ekanem attended a combine this past Sunday at Virginia Tech and has plans to attend the Penn State Nike Camp April 30.