Randy "Real Deal" Earle

Randy Earle of New York has a tremendous combination of size and speed. He is being recruited to play LB, a position of need for the Nittany Lions.

Name: Randy Earle
Position: OLB / DE  / RB / FB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.5 (at Syracuse camp)
Bench Press / Squat: 410 pounds (bench) / 450 pounds (squat)
School: Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale, New York

Farmingdale is 6-0 right now and will be playing Freeport High on November 9.  In that game, Randy will be matched up head-to-head with D'Brickashaw Ferguson, a 6'5" OT that also has a Penn State offer.  Randy is a very confident player with a tremendous attitude.  He is excited about the opportunity to go against Ferguson, whom he respects.

Randy has offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Virginia, Miami, Penn State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Hofstra and Rutgers.  The Miami, Notre Dame, Iowa and Wisconsin offers are verbal offers.  Tennessee wants him to come down for a visit as well.

Randy already took a visit to Michigan State this month.

"It was nice.  I'm very level-headed, so it was pretty decent.  It wasn't anything out of the ordinary.  I have other things planned too.  In December, I'm supposed to go to Maryland and Virginia.  Later on, I'm going to Miami."

He's not sure which team he will visit with his remaining official visit.

"I'm not even sure to tell you the truth.  I'm just keeping that last one open."

An official visit to Penn State is a possibility, although far from certain.

"They are recruiting me the hardest.  Penn State is good, but I may only get 2 years with Paterno, if that.  It's not Penn State without him.  Penn State is Joe.  If he was staying, that option would be even more open.  I want stability, basically.  I've just been contemplating this whole Joe thing.  I heard the school is beautiful.

"My boy, Chris Auletta, is going to Penn State.  We used to play football together in junior high."

Brian Norwood is recruiting Randy for Penn State.

Randy admits that he likes Miami, but they are not his favorite.

"They're weren't my childhood favorite, I just like their style of play.  There's no clear leader here."

He's looking for early playing time.

"Depth is a big thing.  You want to play.  Some people say they'll redshirt their first year, but that's not my mentality.  I'm not just going to be one of those guys to sit on the sideline and be mediocre.  I'm going to give you a hundred and ten [percent]."

"Michigan State and Maryland," he said when asked which schools stand out as offering the possibility of early playing time.  "Miami, if you go down there, everybody down there is somebody."

Randy is currently planning to major in Sports Psychology.

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