Top Recruit Says PSU's O'Brien is Staying

Four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley called the Nittany Lion coach to ask about rumors of his alleged pending departure for the Houston Texans.

New York defensive tackle Thomas Holley is arguably the best player in Penn State's current recruiting class. So when Holley heard rumors that Nittany Lion head coach Bill O'Brien was close to leaving to take the same position with the NFL's Houston Texans, he went straight to the … uh … horse's mouth for an update.

Just after 6 p.m. Saturday, Holley, who is in Orlando preparing for the Under Armour All-American Game, punched O'Brien's number into his cell phone.

“I called him just to ask about the rumors,” Holley said.

And?

“He said, 'You're gonna hear a lot of those things from other schools, saying I'm going to other teams. I'm not. I'm staying here,' ” Holley told Scout.com's Brian Dohn.

In related news, even as the O'Brien-to-the-Texans rumors were flying Saturday, Penn State received a verbal commitment from Virginia offensive lineman Chasz Wright, who had early committed to UConn before switching to the Nittany Lions.


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