Cumberland Valley High School (Mechanicsburg, PA) athlete Charlie Katshir visited Penn State this past weekend on an unofficial visit to watch them take on Temple. The Nittany Lions, who offered Katshir back July 15, are recruiting him as a linebacker. Katshir, who has become one of the top prospects in Pennsylvania's 2018 class, is familiar with Penn State’s campus. Katshir says he “went to a bunch of games last year” and feels this was another good visit.
“I thought the visit went pretty well,” said Katshir. “I talked to most of the coaches including Coach (Brent) Pry and Coach (James) Franklin.” This is the second time that Katshir has seen Penn State play a game in person this season. Katshir also watched Penn State play in an away game against Pittsburgh back on September 10.
After Penn State’s victory over Temple, Katshir did get to speak with linebackers coach Brent Pry. “I talked to Coach Pry after the game and he said all the linebackers that played were all backups who ended up playing due to injuries,” said Katshir. Penn State has been hit by the injury bug at the linebacker position and they’ve had to play backups early in the season. “I thought they (the linebackers) were impressive and that the defense played pretty well.”
Right now, Penn State and Virginia are the only two schools to offer Katshir. However, Katshir is on the radar of other schools right now and his recruitment will definitely pick up in the near future. “I’ll be at Notre Dame next weekend for an unofficial visit,” said Katshir.
Cleezy’s Thoughts: Check out Katshir’s highlights from his most recent game below. It’s a great example of how Katshir impacts the game for his team in all phases of the game. Katshir has a long frame and can cover a whole lot of ground in pass coverage from the safety position. Penn State’s early involvement with Katshir’s recruitment will be a big factor as he begins to show up on the radar of more coaches in the upcoming months.