The Long and Short of Recruiting Notes

Fight On State Recruiting analyst Beth Long provides the latest insight and developments on several Penn State prospects like Marquis Bundy and Dalton Crosson, commits Anthony Stanko, Juwan Staten and Jordan Conoway.

Here are Beth's latest Penn State Recruiting Notebook notes:

As, suggested, here are the Long and short of some recruiting notes from the holiday weekend.

I talked to Marquis Bundy -- a guy that has sort of been flying under the radar for schools outside of his native AZ ... He is a WR prospect that is coming to the State College Nike Camp this weekend.

He told me, "I've always been interested in good places on the East coast, plus Coach Paterno is a living legend."

Also talked to his Coach Robert Metcalf who told me, "Marquis is a 6-4 195 lb Junior for the class of 2012. He carries a 4.1 GPA in honors and an AP class which puts him 33 out of 512. He is a 4.61 40 and 4.37 5-10-5 shuttle with a 31 inch vertical."

Seems like a guy to keep an eye on.

Another interesting tidbit is about Dalton Crossan. He updated me this week on his recruiting status -- he just took a trip to Rutgers, and Boston College. But of more interest, he is now being recruited heavily for lacrosse. And is leading Long Island in scoring.

Also, Anthony Stanko told me that he was on the recruiting trail at the Blue-White game.

He said, "I talked to a lot of people!" and he really enjoyed getting to know some of the other commits.

The other big story is that of Juwan Staten -- the basketball transfer from the University of Dayton. Talked to him at length Sunday night, and despite all the bad press calling him "disgruntled" and such, he seems like a great kid. He is smart, has ambitions, and really cares about Penn State already.

Even though he has to sit out for a season, look for him to bring his enthusiasm and talent to the practice court, and the bench for the next year.

Another bit of eclectic recruiting news -- comes from the wrestling mat.

Jordan Conoway, a former Liberty wrestling commit -- will sign his LOI within the next few days to wrestle for PSU. Liberty decided to cut their wrestling program, and left Conoway without a team.

He told me, "There were a lot of schools calling after Liberty cut their program, I just decided on Penn State because of how they are doing now – partly because of the tradition, and they always have a packed house at duel meets."

He will RS for the Lions next year, but then plans to jump in the 125lb class.


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