Milford Trio Visits PSU

Penn State secured an early verbal commitment from Milford Academy's Ollie Ogbu in mid-May, but the Nittany Lions may not be done with the New York prep school just yet. There are two other players the Nittany Lions are currently recruiting on the Milford roster. All three players took an unofficial visit to University Park over the weekend.

Ollie Ogbu, a 6-foot-2 300-pound defensive tackle wrapped up his recruitment in May and committed to the Nittany Lions' Class of 2006 after a strong combine performance at Milford. Since then, Ogbu has been offered by North Carolina, but he's set on his choice to wear blue and white.

"I was really impressed with the facilities and the tradition at Penn State," Ogbu said. "JoePa is JoePa — what's not to like?"

We asked Ogbu to give us a scouting report of himself detailing his strengths and weaknesses as a player.

"My strength is my ability to stop the run," he said. "I need to get used to playing against bigger offensive linemen. I just want to keep getting better."

Ogbu is uncertain at this stage as to when exactly he will take his official visit to University Park to see more of the program and school.

Offensive lineman Jason Diehl (6-4, 317, 5.2), who originally hails from Troy, N.Y., also visited Penn State over the weekend. Diehl currently holds offers from Miami and Michigan State.

"We got to watch practice and we toured the weight room," Diehl said. "We also got to see the stadium."

Did the Nittany Lions follow suit like Miami and Michigan State with an offer to Diehl?

"They said they liked me, but I need to get my grades up," he said.

According to Milford quarterbacks coach Chris Siegel, the wild card may be former Dunmore, Pa., linebacker Tommy Drewes (6-foot-2, 235 pound, 4.7 40).

"I think once Penn State gets his film, they'll offer him a scholarship," Siegel said.

If Drewes is offered by Penn State you'll hear it here on — stay tuned.


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