Delaware WR/FS Prospect Considers Penn State

Jason Lilly has good size and excellent speed. He has attracted a lot of well-deserved attention lately. He will be starting for the 3rd consecutive year at Dover High School in Dover, Delaware. The 6'2", 200-pound WR earned 1st Team All State honors last year as a junior.

 Jason has played some on defense, starting a few games last year at safety and LB.  This year, he will be starting at OLB.  He enjoys playing on both sides of the ball.

 Most schools are recruiting Jason as a WR, although some are envisioning him as a defender.

 "Penn State is recruiting me as a safety in addition to receiver," Jason said.  "This is my first year starting on defense all year so I'm just getting into the swing of things, but so far I'm liking it."

 Several colleges have offered Jason a scholarship and others are very interested.

  "So far I've had 7 offers," he said.  "Notre Dame has offered, the University of Wisconsin, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Temple, Maryland and Duke.  Penn State has been interested for a while.  A lot of schools have told me that they probably won't offer me until after my senior season.  That includes Penn State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and some others.  They want to see me play a full season, or more than what my tape showed before they go ahead and offer me."

 Jason does have a favorite at this time.

 "Right now, I'd have to say that Notre Dame is at the top of my list," he admitted.  "However, I'm not making any commitments quite yet.  Wisconsin and Boston College would be 2 and 3.  After that, probably Pittsburgh and Maryland."

 Notre Dame and Boston College have been recruiting Jason the hardest.

 "Coach Rogers from Notre Dame has been down my throat about getting out there," Jason remarked.  "Boston College is really on me too."

 It appears his list could change if and when some other teams offer him a scholarship.

 "It would probably change my top 5 schools around, but I don't think it would influence my decision any more because I'm sort of set on waiting until after my season," Jason said.

 There was a quote attributed to Jason, which appeared in a Delaware publication, saying that Jason hoped to attend Penn State University.  Jason says that this was inaccurate.

 "That was a misquote," he said.  "We had that retracted.  They were talking about my summer camp which I attended at Penn State and I guess somehow they slipped that in there."

 Jason did attend a summer camp session at Penn State this year.  This was his second PSU camp.  He attended one there after his freshman year as well.

 "I learned a lot of things," Jason said about the Penn State camp.  "It was very informative.  I enjoyed it better than I did my freshman year.  It was real good this year."

 Jason did not attend any other summer camps but did attend some junior days at Maryland and Temple.  He will be taking an official visit to Notre Dame on September 22.

 While Jason admitted that being a part of a winning team would be "a plus", education will be the main factor in his decision.

  "I'm sure the school will remain the school that it is regardless of whether the football team wins or loses," he said.

 Jason will most likely wait until after his season before making a commitment although an early commitment is a possibility.

 "It's possible," he said.  "Basically, what I'm saying is that I don't want to commit to anything without visiting."

 Distance will not necessarily be a factor in his decision.

 He plans on studying sports medicine in college.

 Coaches Brian Norwood and Kenny Carter have been recruiting Jason for Penn State.

 Jason was invited to the Penn State vs. Miami game but was unable to attend due to other plans.

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