Lions Take Aim at JUCO RB

Wimberly has committed to Iowa State but has been in contact with the Penn State staff. Does he have an offer from the Lions?

Aaron Wimberly didn't speak to Penn State assistant coach Charlie Fisher when Fisher visited Iowa Western Community College last week. In fact, he didn't even really notice him.

But Fisher noticed Wimberly, and it resulted in Penn State offering the JUCO running back a scholarship Sunday night, even though Wimberly is already committed to Iowa State

“I'm still committed to Iowa State, but I talked to coach Fisher yesterday,” Wimberly said. “He was telling me about the school and the program, and that they want me to come up to campus for a visit.”

Wimberly graduated from South Gwinnett High in Georgia, but headed to Iowa Western to get his academics in order. Now that they are, Wimberly is parlaying his speed and abilities into an offer.

“My 40 time is 4.4, and I feel like I play best on the field when I'm competing at running back and using my speed,” Wimberly said.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect has offers from Penn State, Troy, UNC-Charlotte and FIU, even though he remains committed to Iowa State.

“I'm hearing from some other schools like Boise State right now,” Wimberly said. “I committed to Iowa State back in July, but I thought more schools would come to recruit me.”

Wimberly leads Iowa Western with 746 yards on 87 carries, averaging 8.6 yards per carry to go with eight touchdowns on the season.

He hasn't scheduled any other visits at this time other than the one to Iowa State on Nov. 2, but he likes what he knows about Penn State thus far/ He plans to continue to learn more.

“I know Penn State is a great school, and it's a program I could see myself being a part of,” Wimberly said. “It's a place you can get a great degree from and football is big there, and I like that.”

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