Penn State ASC Preview

Get a preview of Penn State football's second Advanced Skills Camp session scheduled to occur this Saturday, including a review of several expected participants.

When Penn State's first Advanced Skills Camp broke on June 2nd, much of the talk was about the wide receiver/secondary match-up that took place on the Nittany Lions' practice field. However, this Saturday, the talk will likely be about the linebackers - as there will be many more in town for the camp's second session.

Linebacker Buzz

With New Jersey linebacker Brandon Bell jumping in first to the Nittany Lions' 2013 Class, the position has plenty of buzz surrounding it, a buzz that could grow on Saturday.

Williamstown, NJ linebacker Buddy Brown headlines the group, who had Rutgers on top as late as May 31st, though he may stroll around campus and visit the facilities as well while at University Park.

An under the radar name that will be in attendance is the MVP of the Miami NIKE Camp, Evan Harvey, of William T. Dwyer High in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Harvey's highlight tape isn't on the network yet, but Scout's Mike Bakas calls him an explosive tackler and says he can find the ball well.

Other linebackers filling out the expected attendee list include New York's Nick Sorrenti, Haverford's Matt Galambos, New Jersey's Quashae Hendryx and Erie Cathedral Prep's Jake Plonski, among others.

Also, in terms of the Class of 2014, Ohio LB Dante Booker is also expected to attend the session. He already lists offers from Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and PSU. Pennsylvania LB Christian Lezzer from Clearfield is also expected to participate.

Secondary and Receiver Strong

While there doesn't appear to be a wide-receiver commitment on the horizon similar to Will Fuller's two weekends ago, there should still be some players looking to catch offers. Washington DC safety Darwyn Kelly is probably the most unique prospect as there is little known about him, yet he reportedly has an offer from the Nittany Lions.

2014 Maryland defensive backs Troy Vincent Jr. and Marcus Allen will camp Saturday looking for an offer, and while the Nittany Lions have seemed to be in an evaluation phase with camping 2014 prospects, both Greenbelt, Maryland prospects are players the Nittany Lions likely have their eye on. They'll be joined by fellow 2014 prospect Montae Nicholson, who Bill Greene noted ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at Ohio State. New York's Luis Endwell will also camp, among other secondary prospects.

On the opposite side of the line of scrimmage, Haddonfield, New Jersey Zach Grant has seven offers and will camp at Penn State for another one, though the two-star prospect may be a back-up option at this point. Boston wide receiver Lincoln Collins is also expected to be at University Park as a part of his June schedule, and there will certainly be other wide-outs in attendance.

Rounding out the Field

Virginia offensive lineman Jacob Mazgajewski will be in attendance looking to prove himself, as well as fellow offensive lineman Quenton Nelson from New Jersey.

For the second camp in a row, Penn State will have the chance to watch a 2014 quarterback work-out, as Ohio's Joey Duckworth picked up his first offer from Toledo last week.

There will be other prospects in attendance, and FOS will have the latest from University Park.


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