Will Dillon Be Tangled Up in Blue?

Massachusetts Class of 2017 RB high on the Lions after camp visit to Happy Valley.


Penn State is in the early stages of recruiting junior-to-be running back A.J. Dillon.

The Lawrence Academy (Mass.) standout's current offers include: Virginia, Boston College, UMass, UConn, Syracuse and Temple. However, the young running back worked out with PSU head coach James Franklin and running backs coach Charles Huff during Friday's camp in Happy Valley.

“I liked it a lot,” he said. “I was impressed by the school and the coaching staff. The coaches were some of the nicest people I've met. It was a great experience and it was nice to have the opportunity to show the coaches what I have to offer at the camp. I see Penn State being one of my top schools when I start to cut down the list. An offer from PSU would be amazing.”

During the camp, the 6-foot-1, 228-pounder got the impression that Franklin and the staff were impressed with him. Franklin worked with him on receiving skills, personally throwing footballs to the prospect. Huff put him through running drills.

“I believe an offer from PSU is close,” Dillon said.

Here are the numbers Dillon reported from various drills:

40 yard dash: 4.6 seconds
Broad jump: 10-2
Triple Broad jump: 32-2
Vertical: 37 inches
Shuttle: 4.2 seconds

The Lawrence Academy standout did say he wants to visit other schools this summer.

“I want to visit the South and North Carolina, some more Big Ten schools and West Coast schools,” he said.

He hopes to get offers from some of the others or interest, but reiterated that PSU would definitely be a top school throughout the recruiting process.

Dillon plans to have a top five this winter and ultimately make his college decision during the summer going into his senior year.


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