They told me it's a big game and Coach Paterno didn't feel like the staff would be able to show me what Penn State was all about, Tate said.
The 5-foot-10, 208-pound running back from Decatur High in Berlin, Md., admitted he hasn't had much time to really think about rescheduling his trip to Penn State.
This all just happened [Tuesday] night, he said. I haven't rescheduled yet, but I really haven't had much time to think about it.
I'm just trying to stay focused on my senior season and helping my team win a state championship, he said.
Tate has helped lead Decatur to a (4-0) record this season. He has carried 38 times for 777 yards, nine rushing TDs and one receiving score. He also hit the end zone on an interception return.
Though there will be no official visitors to University Park this weekend, there is expected to be a number of unofficial visitors at Beaver Stadium Saturday night when the Nittany Lions take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.