"It was random," Fleetwood said of his new offer. "But I was excited to be offered by a school so rich in football tradition."
Fleetwood has been talking mainly to PSU assistant Kermit Buggs and is being recruited as a safety.
"I talked to Coach Buggs recently," Fleetwood said. "He told me they are in dire need of safeties and that he will be at my practice soon."
Even though Fleetwood has yet to visit Penn State, there are plenty of things he likes about the Lions.
"I heard it's really nice," Fleetwood said. "I like the fact that that they have one of the oldest coaches in college football up to date, that's awesome."
But that's not it.
"I would like to see the stadium and the facilities," Fleetwood said. "Mainly the football facilities and study hall facility for academics and of course, the dining hall."
The 6-foot, 200-pound Stephenson HS standout may have just received an offer from the Lions, but he already wants to learn more about them.
"I will definitely try to visit Penn State," Fleetwood said. "They are a great school to consider as far as academics and football."
He continued, "They offer my major [journalism] as well as many other opportunities for me to be the best student athlete possible."
Fleetwood is taking his time with the recruiting process, even though he has nine BCS offers under his belt -- including Cincinnati, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, and Vanderbilt.
"I don't really have a favorites list yet," Fleetwood said. "I'm just letting everything flow for now, not being aggressive with a move just yet."
Even though Fleetwood hasn't made any decisions, he knows one factor that is important -- location.
"Location is a little bit of a factor, but sometimes it's worth the distance. We will just have to wait and see."