D-End Catches PSU's Eye

During the May evaluation period, college coaches are spanning the country in search of talent to better their respective teams. This includes taking the time to search even the most barren areas for prospect, such as the state of Delaware. Penn State is one of several teams that have made the trek to see an outstanding prospect from the “Blue Hen State.”

Another gem I have found while studying film is Middletown, Del., defensive end Eric Latimore, 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. Latimore is a very explosive player off the edge. He has a great frame and a tremendous wingspan. He possesses the size and athleticism that college coaches crave. That could explain why a number of programs have been in to visit him this month.

Pittsburgh, Miami, Marshall, Maryland, Penn State, Virginia, Western Michigan and West Virginia have been among the one’s who have come to the school,” Latimore said.

Delaware is not a state that is known for its football talent so one would understand the excitement that Latimore exhibits when discussing his visitors.

Dave Wannstedt came here. I knew he was coming but I was kind of in shock that he was here,” Latimore said. “He was telling me about the DEs he’s coached like Jason Taylor and how they could use a big DE like me at Pittsburgh.”

Latimore gets vertical

Penn State assistant Ron Vanderlinden also made a favorable impression on the young standout.

“He told me I was a very good athlete and he like what he saw when I was at the F&B Combine at Valley Forge. He said they liked me and would keep in touch.”

Latimore has earned three offers thus far, but he’s hoping for more.

“I have offers from Delaware, Western Michigan and Tennessee State right now,” Latimore said. “I think Marshall and Pitt may offer, maybe a few more.”

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