PSU Recruiting Uniontown LB

Penn State is recruiting Adam Muzika, a 6'2 1/2", 235-pound linebacker from Uniontown, PA. Adam is receiving a great deal of early interest from many top Division I programs.

Name: Adam Muzika
Position: LB
Height: 6'2 1/2"
Weight: 235 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.9 (last summer at school)
Bench Press: 300 pounds
School: Uniontown Area High School, Uniontown, PA

Adam started as both linebacker and offensive guard for Uniontown.  He is primarily being recruited to play middle linebacker.

Adam playerd extremely well last year, helping his team to a 9-0 record during the regular season last year.

"We ended up losing in the first round of the playoffs to Highlands," Adam said.

"I had around 80 tackles and 6 sacks.  I also had 3 fumble recoveries.

"I made Pennsylvania Football News 3rd Team All-State (AAA), I made 1st Team All-AAA for the Tribune-Review, which covers all of southwestern Pennsylvania, and I made 1st Team.All-Conference for the Keystone Conference."

Adam does yet have any scholarship offers, but he is receiving a lot of early interest from several top Division I programs including Penn State.

"I get a lot of mail from Penn State, West Virginia, Ohio State sends a lot, Duke just started sending a lot of stuff, Michigan State and Syracuse.  They've all shown a lot of interest.  Virginia just started sending things.  I've received interest from a lot of Big 10 schools."

Adam is a Nittany Lion fan, but is certainly interested in other schools.

"Penn State is my favorite, but it doesn't really matter much to me.  My dad's a big [Penn State] fan."

Adam attended the junior day at Penn State on February 16.  He has also been to a junior day at West Virginia.

"I'm going down to Duke for their spring game.  I'm not quite sure yet, but I think I'm going to Virginia for their spring game, but that's the day before the Nike Camp, so I'm not sure."

Adam will probably not attend the Blue-White game at Penn State on April 20, the day before the Nike Camp.

"I've already been to Penn State, so I figure I'll just go to someone else's spring game."

Adam's teammate, offensive lineman Harry Kaufman (6'2", 275 pounds) also went to the Penn State junior day and plans to attend the Nike Camp with Adam.

"It was great," Adam said about the Penn State junior day.  "They showed us everything.  It was really very impressive.  The campus, the football facilities and the coaches were all great."

He also enjoyed the West Virginia junior day.

"It was definitely nice, I liked it.  It's really close to home.  It's only about 25-30 minutes away.

"Both junior days were nice.  The West Virginia one had a lot more kids though.  There were almost 170 kids at that one.  There were probably about 20-25 at Penn State's.

"At Penn State, I think there were only 4 linebackers, counting me."

Adam had been to Penn State once before, prior to the junior day.

"I was there the summer before my sophomore year for a football camp."

Adam describes himself as an intense player who never quits.  His desire to win is apparent by his play on the football field.

Adam excels off the field as well.

"I have a 3.9 (GPA), and I got a 1060 when I took my SAT as a sophomore.  I'm taking it again next month."

Muzika is sure to receive even more attention once the May evaluation period rolls around.

"I sent film out to a lot of places who requested it.  Last week, [Uniontown head coach John Fortugna] sent it out to Duke, Pitt and Penn State for me."

Uniontown senior, Kevin McLee, signed a letter of intent last month to play for West Virginia.

Senior Carl Farrell also gave a verbal commitment to West Virginia last recruiting period.

"He signed to go there, but he's going to Jones Junior College in Mississippi," Adam said.  "He's just going there for a year I think (before attending West Virginia)."

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