Maybin Impressed by State's Big Win

It had been a few years since Aaron Maybin had been to Happy Valley to watch a game. Saturday, Maybin and his family took in the Nittany Lions’ victory over Cincinnati. Maybin admits the atmosphere has changed somewhat since he was just a young boy the first time he saw Penn State in action.

Aaron Maybin took the time to discuss his journey and talk about his family ties to University Park.

“When I was younger, maybe 10 or 11, my dad took me there,” Maybin said. “It was definitely a lot different this time.”

Understandably so, Maybin wasn’t one of the nation’s most sought after prospects back then either. According to maybin, Penn State has always had a place in his family.

“My father [Michael] went to Penn State, I believe for like three years,” he said. “He finished at Maryland. So he has always been a Penn State fan.”

Aaron Maybin was impressed with what he saw at Penn State.

“The trip went very well,” he said. “We had the opportunity to see the game and meet the players and coaches. Penn State dominated the game. They had a great day on defense and they executed. I thought the freshmen played well. [Justin] King and [Derrick] Williams did their thing.”

Freshmen playing is something recruits hear from every coach they talk to. Maybin was impressed because he witnessed it at Penn State.

“It was nice to see them doing it and not just talking about it,’ he said.

Another Maryland standout was present on Saturday in Phillip Taylor. Maybin was thrilled to have a friend present.

“We’ve become friends through the recruiting process,” he said. “It’s nice to be around someone from your area, they may see things in a different way then you do.”

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound defensive end from Mount Hebron in Ellicott City, Md., has not named any official visits, but expects to very soon.

“I may start doing that this week.”

Mount Hebron played their opener on Friday night against Delaney. Maybin recorded seven tackles and two sacks in three quarters of play. Mount Hebron won the game 44-13.


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