Stocker has Great, Great PSU Visit

The Coatesville, Pa. safety took in the Lions' fifth spring practice Monday, meeting their new staff in the process.

Jazzee Stocker has been trying to get to Penn State's football facilities for some time. Monday, he finally did.

The 6-foot-1, 185 pound three-star safety from Coatesville, Pa. tried to visit a few weeks back while he was at University Park for an indoor track meet. He wasn't able to swing by the Lions' football facilities then, and wasn't able to join teammate and class of 2014 cornerback commit Daquan Worley on a visit for practice Saturday.

Stocker saw a practice and more Monday, though, on a trip with Coatesville head coach Matt Ortega.

"It was fun," Stocker said. "I got there and was introduced to all of the staff, and then the team. It was fun.

"Practice was probably the best part. It was very intense. I watched their safety position group, and they taught me a couple things about their defense and stuff, so that was pretty significant."

The junior has 10 offers to date, but one was not forthcoming from the Lions. Instead, head coach James Franklin told the safety Penn State wants to take his recruiting process "slow and steady."

Besides his chat with Franklin, which included feedback on his junior film, Stocker also spent time with Lions' cornerback coach Terry Smith.

"He's a cool guy, and he's going to be coaching my former teammate, so that's cool," Stocker said of Smith. "Daquan has told me it's a good school and they're building a good school.

"Coach Franklin said he really likes the way I play and stuff," Stocker said. "He said I was aggressive."

Syracuse and Connecticut are the next two campuses the junior will visit. He'll trek to see the Orange April 5 before seeing what the Huskies have to offer the next day.


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