Can Penn State Snare Another Tiger?

Penn State has had some degree of success recruiting at McKeesport (PA) high school in the past. The Nittany Lions pulled linebacker Brandon Short, a force for Penn State before moving onto the NFL, from the WPIAL school. Last year, talented linebacker Dontey Brown chose to spend his college career at Happy Valley. There is another talented blue chipper on the rise in McKeesport. Is Penn State in the mix?

Next year appears to be a very promising year in the "Keystone State" for Blue Chip football prospects. One name you will hear at or near the top of many lists will be that of McKeesport running back Travis McBride (6-1, 195, 4.5). McBride already has received a written offer from Iowa, and should receive plenty more. Virginia, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Pittsburgh are courting the talented junior.

How hard is Penn State recruiting McBride?

"Their giving me some looks, I wouldn't say their recruiting me harder than others, but they seem to like me," said McBride.

Does the past success of other former Tigers, give Penn State an edge?

"I'll look at them just like anyone else, but I wouldn't say anyone has an edge. It's way too early."

McBride has run for 1,096 yards on 96 carries for the Tigers, while scoring 17 touchdowns. Last season, he earned 1st team All-Conference honors.

McBride has plenty of invitations for tickets to college games. This weekend he has decided to take one of the schools up on their offer.

"I'm heading to the West Virginia-Temple game, then (11/13) I'm planning on going to the Virginia-Miami game," said McBride

The athletically gifted McBride is also a force on the basketball court, averaging double digits in scoring for the Tigers as a shooting guard.


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