Greg Pickel's PSU Pick Six

The FOS scribe provides the latest news and notes from the Penn State football recruiting scene. Get up to speed with what is going on.

It was a busy weekend for Penn State, as the Nittany Lions held their first Advanced Skill Camp, received a pair of verbal commitments and dropped out of the race for defensive lineman Ebenezer Ogundeko.

But you know all of that. Below, find a new set of observations in this week's edition of Pick 6.

1. Class of 2014 New Jersey running back Jamauri Bogan had a great experience at Saturday's camp, highlighted by his chat with Bill O'Brien. “It meant a whole lot to me that Coach O'Brien would talk to me, because it showed me that they think I'm a pretty good player,” Bogan said. “The camp went very well. I enjoyed it.” Bogan said he believes Charles London will evaluate him in the fall.

2. Though he originally planned on it, Belle Vernon offensive lineman Dorian Johnson will not be visiting State College this weekend. The 2013 prospect was using the visit to allow his family to see the campus and atmosphere at University Park, but his grandmother had a late commitment rise, and she couldn't make the trip. Johnson said he will reschedule the trip for the near future so grandma can come along, too.

3. A name worth keeping an eye on is 2014 New Jersey defensive back Marques Little, who camped at Penn State Saturday. The Williamstown High prospect is the god brother of former Nittany Lion Adam Talliaferro, and while Little said they joke around about Penn State, he said Talliaferro has never pushed it. Which is probably because Little calls Penn State “a school I fell in love with since Adam went there, and my dream school.” Little plays both running back and cornerback, but believes Penn State is looking at him primarily as a corner. He believes that is because of his football IQ and aggressiveness on the defensive side of the ball. He plans to visit again in the fall if possible.

4. The never ending recruiting cycle of Wyomissing, Pa., linebacker Alex Anzalone continues, as FOS has learned that Anzalone is likely to visit PSU on June 28 when Adam Breneman, Christian Hackenberg, Ross Douglas and potentially Greg Webb visit University Park.

5. Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) wide receiver Brian Lemelle is hearing from Penn State again, and this time, it was in form of a call to his father inviting Lemelle to camp at Penn State on June 16. As of Monday night, Lemelle said he will absolutely camp if his schedule allows for it.

6. Quick Hitters: Class of 2014 Ohio linebacker Tinashe Bere was not thrilled with his initial camp performance Saturday, but said it got better as the day went on and he thought the campus and atmosphere was great. … Class of 2014 defensive end Chris Godwin remained impressed by the PSU facilities, coaches, and traditions at Penn State after camping, and said he will visit again in the fall. … During the spring evaluation period, Stan Hixon checked Clairton RB/DB Tyler Boyd during a 7v7 matchup with Gateway, and afterward called to tell him how much he really would like Boyd's services at Penn State. It wasn't just Boyd that Hixon went to see, though, but also Clairton safety Titus Howard, who Boyd believes the Nittany Lions are close to offering.

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