Updated: Recruits Visiting Penn State This Weekend

Penn State is holding another "Junior Day" this weekend, with several high school prospects visiting the school on an unofficial basis. While you might be surprised at a couple of names who are scheduled to be on campus — there is definitely some star power in the bunch — compared to previous junior days in the spring and summer it will be a relatively small affair.

The biggest surprise of the 10 or so players scheduled to visit PSU this weekend is offensive lineman Lou Eliades from Ocean Township High in Oakhurst, N.J. Eliades has a host of offers from major-conference schools, but this is the first time he's been mentioned in connection with Penn State.

Another interesting prospect is offensive lineman Jason Diehl of Milford Academy. A product of Troy, N.Y., the 6-foot-6, 305-pounder is prepping for a year before heading off to college. Ollie Ogbu, a defensive lineman who committed to Penn State in May, also attends Milford.

The most highly regarded offensive lineman coming in this week, however, is 6-6, 320-pound Antonio Logan-El from Forestville (Md.) High. He is making the trip with fellow Maryland native Aaron Maybin, a defensive end from Mount Hebron High in Ellicott City.

Parker Cantey, an outstanding all-around athlete from South Shore High in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Greg Robinson, a linebacker from Scotland School in Scotland, Pa., are also set to arrive Friday.

That crew will be joined by Neshaminy (Pa.) defensive lineman Tom McEowen, who committed to Penn State July 11.

Two other Pennsylvania players will be on hand in the next several days, too. Lineman Abe Koroma from Milton S. Hershey will arrive on campus Saturday. Meanwhile, Shaler High quarterback Matt Davis is stopping by Thursday.

Lineups for junior days can change quickly, so if we become aware of any major additions or subtractions to this week's list we will update our information as quickly as possible.

UPDATE (3:19 p.m. Friday): Mark Brennan reports that Greg Robinson is unable to make it to Penn State this weekend. The reasons are not clear. We'll give more details when they become available.

UPDATE (10:24 a.m. Friday): Mark Harrington reports that Tom McEowen and his dad were headed up to Penn State for this weekend's junior day, but unfortuntely they had some car trouble and had to head back home, so Tom will not be at Penn State this weekend.

UPDATE (9:24 p.m. Wednesday): Bob Lichtenfels reports that Gateway athletes Aaron Smith and Jon Ditto will also be on campus this weekend. Smith, the cousin of current Lion rookie Justin King, will be a senior in 2005. Ditto will be a junior, and is considered one of the top players in the region in his class.


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