Long Shots -- 2012 LB Recruiting Notes

The class of 2012's recruiting is heating up, just like the summer weather. Penn State has landed some top-notch prospects thus far, and Fight On State Recruiting Reporter Beth Long breaks down the Lions commitments position by position, their areas of need, and their top remaining prospects in the most recent edition of her Recruiting Notebook.

Penn State is Linebacker U.

So perhaps the best position to start taking a look at the Lions class of 2012 is Linebacker.

The Lions have one commit at LB, Camren Williams of West Roxbury, Mass.

Williams summer plans include visiting State College this summer.

"I think I am going to go to the Penn State Football Camp June 24th-25th," Williams said. "Then I will be down there again maybe for the Lift For Life, and if not I will definitely be down for training camp."

As for his preparation for his senior football season, and ultametly the Lions – he is working hard.

"Training is going really well," Williams said. "I am working out five days a week, and I'm up to 6-foot-2, 220 pounds."

On top of that, he is working hard behind the scenes recruiting other top Penn State prospects, like high school teammate Armani Reeves.

So who else is PSU looking at for OLB?

According to Scout's databases Penn State has offered four other OLB prospects, Eli Harold of Virginia Beach, Va., (Low Interest), Markuss Eligwe of Stone Mountain Ga., (Committed to FSU), Joe Bolden of Cincinatti, Ohio (Committed to Michigan), and Nyeem Wartman of Archbald, Pa.

Wartman, a three-star LB out of Archbald, Pa., told Scout.com Wednesday that he aims to commit by the end of July, in order to get his decision out of the way before his senior season.

He also plans to visit PSU this summer, and cites the Lions as one of the schools he is "most interested in."

The Lions have also offered two MLB prospects, James Ross of Orchard Lake, Mich., (Committed to Michigan) and Quanzell Lambert of Erial, NJ.

Lambert has racked up nearly 20 offers, from schools all over the country – but remains interested in PSU.

"Penn State is a great school," Lambert said. "And I will be up at camp there this summer."

As for the rest of his recruiting process?

"I haven't been in contact with any coaches lately," Lambert said. "Not only at Penn State… all of them, because I have been very busy with track."

But the future of PSU's LB corps is not limited to these recruits, there are several others that are getting Penn State's attention.

One to keep an eye on is Henderson HS (Pa.) LB T.J. White.

White has been in contact with Coach Vanderlinden, and has received two visits from him to Henderson HS.

"Coach Vanderlinden told me he really wanted me to come up for the Rising Senior Camp June 24th-25th," White said. "He has also told me that I am in the mix for getting an offer."

The recruiting breakdowns will continue as PSU prospects countdown to the Rising Senior Camp at the end of June -- only on Fight On State.


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