NJ RB Has Long List of Offers

Ibrahim Halsey is being recruited by a host of schools. He has visited Penn State a couple of times, and hears from the coaches regularly.

Name: Ibrahim Halsey
Position: RB / S
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.48
School: Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth, New Jersey (7-0, #14 in the country by USA Today)

"Right now, I'm sitting at about 25-30 offers," Ibrahim said.

"Some were recruiting me at different areas like running back, receiver and defensive back, but I pretty much tried to weed out the schools that were recruiting me as a DB, because I want to go to school and play tailback."

Ibrahim has already started scheduling some official visits.

"I have 2 set up.  I have the Georgia Bulldogs on December 7, and  I have Georgia Tech on January 11.  I think I'm probably going to take a visit to Maryland on January 4.  I talked to the coach tonight, but I'm still going to think about that one.  I'm still contemplating the other visits."

Penn State is still recruiting Ibrahim.

"Penn State didn't offer yet.  They're still in the process.  They still contact me once a week.  Fran Ganter, the running back coach is recruiting me.  In the beginning, they were looking at me at defensive back, but since they have some guys leaving, and really haven't had the season that they wished to have, they say they need me anywhere.

"I unofficially visited there during school last year, and I went there for a summer camp this year.  I went up there, and for football, it's a nice place, but I don't think it's a place I would want to spend 4 or 5 years at.  I really wasn't too comfortable with the environment.  The campus is the only thing around.  I'm from the city, and I'm accustomed to having things near me, so it would really be a big change for me.  When I've been up there, Fran Ganter treated me well, he really looks out for me, but I understand that this is a business and I'll have to break some hearts."

Ibrahim is an extremely personable young man.  Unfortunately, it does not look like he will be a Nittany Lion.

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