PSU Visit Shapes Up Nicely for RB Clay

The Pennsylvania back was on campus over the weekend. Did he score an offer from the Nittany Lions?

Running back recruit Roman Clay made an unofficial visit to Penn State this past Saturday, and came away very impressed with the new staff and atmosphere in Happy Valley.

“The whole coaching staff is real cool, and the atmosphere has definitely changed,” the 2013 prospect said

“Everybody at practice was real intense, but everyone was cool. Everyone was worried about trying to be better and to make the man next to them better,” Clay said.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound senior to be from Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic said he didn't get an offer from the Nittany Lions on Saturday, but believes one could be in the cards in the future.

“They didn't offer me, but the running backs coach [Charles London] told me they have three offers out there already,” Clay said. “If those kids don't commit, then I'll probably be the one to get offered next. But they don't know how many kids they are bringing in yet.”

Clay rushed for a team-high 1,988 yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and says “it's only a matter of time before Bowling Green, Temple and Kent State” offer him.

London has been the primary contact for Clay, but also noted his area recruiter is defensive backs coach John Butler. His plans are still up in the air as to when he'll make a decision, but he won't be making any visits in the near future.

“I don't have any visits coming up as of right now, because all of March I was visiting schools every weekend all over. Penn State was my last visit,” Clay said. “I might make my decision right before the football season, or I might do it at the end, but I'll most likely do it before the season starts to get it out of the way.”

But one thing is for sure: Clay liked what he saw Saturday.

“It was real nice,” he said. “The offense is fast paced and they give the ball to the running backs a lot, and I like the whole offense a lot.”

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