The addition of Matt Limegrover to the Penn State coaching staff is allowing the Nittany Lions to venture into a recruiting area they have rarely gone before — Minnesota. A longtime assistant with the Golden Gophers before arriving in Happy Valley last year, Limegrover still knows what’s going on in Minnesota. http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/story/1745379-penn-state-countdo...
Which explains why the Nittany Lions recently offered 2019 offensive tackle Quinn Carroll, a 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Edina (Minn.) Senior High.
Penn State joins a host of power programs that have offered Carroll, including Arkansas, LSU, Michigan and Virginia Tech. Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State are all showing serious interest.
Carroll is just starting to learn about PSU. But he’s known Limegrover for quite some time.
"I don't know much about Penn State, but I have been in contact with Coach Limegrover,” Carroll said. “He actually recruited my older brother, Collin, while (Limegrover) was offensive line coach at Minnesota. Coach told me they’d like me be offensive tackle at Penn State.”
For now, most of what Carroll knows about the Nittany Lions has come from seeing them play on television.
"I am honored to receive an offer from Penn State,” he said. “I want to learn more about the football program and university. … I always watch Penn State. They have a phenomenal program and the success from this season proves that. I was really impressed how Penn State continued to improve."
The next step in the learning process is getting a firsthand look at the Nittany Lion program.
“I am going to try to visit PSU this spring and get a chance to speak to Coach Limegrover and Coach (James) Franklin face to face,” Carroll said.
Carroll said no one program is sticking out to him at this early stage of his recruitment. He added that distance from home will not be a factor when he makes his college choice (his older brother ended up committing to Virginia Tech).
The high school sophomore had yet to set a timetable for a decision.