Mississippi, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Akron, Miami, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Rutgers had all sent written offers. Penn State, meanwhile, had verbally offered Downingtown (Pa.) East quarterback Pat Devlin.
But now you can add the Nittany Lions to the list of schools which have offered in writing.
I went to practice last week, and then they sent the written offer to my house, Devlin said.
Has the written offer changed the 6-foot-4, 200-pound signal callers opinion of the Nittany Lions?
No, its not much different then before, Devlin said. Now I know they really want me.
There has been a lot of conversation on the FightOnState.com message boards about Anthony Morelli being around for the next few of years and that that could hurt Penn States chances of landing one of the elite young quarterbacks.
That really doesnt factor into it too much for me, Devlin said. Ill keep working to get better, if its not good enough, then Ill work harder.
With so many offers and schools pursuing Devlin, one would think the process could be overwhelming.
Its not too overwhelming, Devlin said. Some of the offers have been shocking; the Miami offer was a shocker, and the Minnesota offer. Minnesota was surprising because I had never really spoken to them much, thats what made it surprising.
Whats next on the agenda for the Devlin family?
Devlin and Mechanicsburgs Zach Frazer are considered the top two quarterbacks in Pennsylvania and two of the best passers in the nation. Penn State has now made written offered to both players.