PSU After NY Lineman

D'Brickashaw Ferguson is one of the top offensive lineman in the state of New York, and the east coast for that matter. Ferguson attended a camp at PSU, and the Nittany Lions have offered the big lineman.

Name: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Position: OT
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 245-250 pounds
40-yard dash: about a 5.0
School: Freeport High School, Freeport, New York

According to Ferguson's head coach, Russ Cellan, D'Brickashaw has offers from Penn State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, West Virginia, Rutgers, Duke, Maryland, Georgia and possibly others.  "Brick" is one of the top offensive linemen on the east coast, and has been a big contributor to Freeport's success this season.

"We're doing very well, 6-0 right now," Coach Cellan said.  "We have a 17 game winning streak going.  We're ranked top 5 in the state right now, so we're doing very well so far.  We have Farmingdale 2 weeks from now, next Friday night (11/9), and that should be interesting because they are ranked third in the state.  That should be a good game.  Brick is going to be playing against this guy, Randy Earle.  They'll be going head-to-head.  Last year, we beat them in the county finals, and they haven't lost either, so we could both be 7-0 going into this game."

D'Brickashaw has an incredible 87" wingspan, which helps him ward off would-be tacklers.

"That was as a junior, he might be more than that now.  When he locks out on you, when he pass protects, you feel like you're a mile away from him."

According to Coach Cellan, Penn State is still pursuing Ferguson.

"As far as I know, yeah.  I've talked a number of times to Brian Norwood.

"I know he's always liked Penn State, just coming from this area, how could you not?  I know he went there for a camp on campus.  He got a feel for it.  I guess he got to meet the position coach and everything else.  At this time, he didn't have them in his top 3.  I know they are up there, but I know he didn't have them in the top 3."

"He's been to Syracuse.  He's been to their camp twice.  And Virginia, his brother went to Virginia.  As a matter of fact, I think his brother is graduating from Virginia this year."

"[D'Brickashaw and his family] are starting to narrow it down now.  I think his top 3 right now are Michigan State, Wisconsin and Virginia."

He has official visits set for Michigan State and Virginia.  He will also visit Wisconsin.  The remaining visits are open.  His interest in Syracuse has apparently dropped.

"He just didn't think it was a good fit for him.  He really likes the coaches there, he likes the program, but it he didn't think it was a fit for him."

Ferguson is an 'A' average student, and well-liked by his coach.

"He's a great kid.  He's the most dominating lineman I've ever coached.  It's not close.  The fact that he's rated this high and he only weighs 245-250 as an offensive lineman, that says something about him.  These other guys, they're all 280-320.  He's going to be that, but he looks lean right now.  When he puts on some weight, forget about it.  When he goes to college, the first thing they are going to do is redshirt him and let him spend a year in the weight room.  He has an enormous frame, he's going to be a big guy.

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