Visit an Eye-Opener for Tampa Back

Wesley Bullock made the trip North to see Penn State take on Ohio State and came away impressed with what he experienced at Beaver Stadium.

Wesley Bullock was awestruck when he walked out of the Beaver Stadium tunnel and onto the turf at University Park Saturday. Looking around at a white-clad Penn State crowd of 107,818, Bullock took in everything he could on his unofficial visit North for Penn State's 35-23 loss to Ohio State.

“This is awesome, man. It's unbelievable,” the Tampa native said. “The atmosphere here is crazy with all the people already in the stands. I never expected this.”

Bullock's excitement before kick-off wasn't dampened by the Nittany Lions loss. The 5-foot-6, 165-pound high school senior stayed in State College Saturday night, and explored University Park Sunday morning before heading home.

“The weather was sort of crazy this morning when we were walking around, but the visit overall is going real good,” Bullock said. “It's nice here; very beautiful.”

The Class of 2013 recruit who claims offers from Western Kentucky, Troy and Toledo -- among others -- leads his Plant High team in rushing yards, amassing 654 on 94 carries, including six touchdowns. But he can also be used in the passing game. Bullock averages nine yards per catch, hauling in 18 passes for 162 yards through eight games.

With an official visit to Toledo already in the books, and an official scheduled to Penn State later this year, Bullock has narrowed down his recruitment to two schools.

“Toledo and Penn State are my top two schools right now, and I already visited Toledo on an official visit a little while ago,” Bullock said. “It was nice there. I liked their stadium”

As for Saturday's visit, it certainly helped the Nittany Lions in the race for the two-star prospect who could make his decision at any time.

“I talked to the staff up here, and it was real nice. They were telling me how excited they were about me and that they want me to come here,” Bullock said. “I'm not sure yet if I'm going to wait until I take my official visit to Penn State to make a decision, but I'm definitely getting close.”

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