PA RB Nate Schiccatano

Nate Schiccatano, the highly coveted athlete from Catawissa, PA, took an official visit to Penn State on January 11. Is PSU still in the picture?

Name: Nate Schiccatano
Position: RB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.38 (his fastest time, timed at school)
Bench Press: 360 pounds
School: Southern Columbia High School, Catawissa, PA (9-0 record so far this season)

Sam Schiccatano Monday evening:

Nate's father, Sam Schiccatano, was able to verify Monday evening that Nate took an official visit to Oregon this past weekend.

Is Penn State still in the picture?

"Someone said that they might be out of scholarships, which could be," Sam Schiccatano said.  "They've been trying to get a hold of Nathan to talk to him.  Someone was supposed to call tonight (Monday)."

"They wanted an answer 2 weeks ago and Nathan just wanted to make his visits.  It's a shame that with the playoffs, he ended up playing until December.  He couldn't make any visits in December.  He had to wait until January.  He just wanted to make sure that he checked out the schools he was interested in and that's what he's doing."

"All the schools that he's looked at, he likes."

According to his father, all of the schools that Nate has visited, namely Penn State, Notre Dame, Iowa and Oregon, have offered, in addition to many others.

Indiana offered Sunday.  BYU offered about 2 weeks ago.

"He wanted to go somewhere where he was going to get an opportunity to get a lot of work at practice so he could have a chance to play early."

"Right now, Penn State has a load of kids that are sort of Nathan's type of kid, RB/LB type kids."

"I think Michigan State wanted Nathan to come this weekend."

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