DB Exree Loe Recaps Latest Penn State Visit

The Johnstown, Pa., Class of 2017 defender has been to Happy Valley a lot lately. Camp video is included.


Penn State played host to Johnstown (Pa.) High cornerback Exree Loe Saturday. The 6-foot, 171-pound junior-to-be holds a lone offer (from Pitt) but is receiving interest from the Nittany Lions, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Toledo, Cincinnati and West Virginia.

It marked Loe's third visit to Happy Valley this summer (see some video from his June camp appearance above). This time around he spent the most time with secondary coaches Bob Shoop and Terry Smith.

"Coach Smith and Coach Shoop spoke to me during the visit," Loe said. "The two coaches told me they really like me, but will wait until after a few games this season to see if I am offer-worthy."

The Nittany Lions held their second practice of the preseason Saturday, so head coach James Franklin was not in a position to have a long discussion with Loe.

"It was mainly a couple of handshakes and he asked how I was doing," Loe said.

Loe enjoyed the intensity of the Penn State practice.

"It was good," he said. "Both sides of the ball stood out to me. I liked the way the defensive backs are used, where they're physical to come up to play the run and aren't afraid of contact. Also, being able to play the pass well.

"On offense, the constant pressure being put on the defense really caught my eye -- either running the ball or throwing it deep," he added.

Loe is going to squeeze in one more college visit before his preseason kicks off Aug. 16. He'll be at Pitt this weekend.

Then he'll focus on his junior campaign at Johnstown.

He intends to return to Penn State for the Nittany Lions' White Out game against Michigan Nov. 21.

As was the case when we caught up with him last month, Loe has yet to establish any favorites or any sort of top five.


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