It was something else, it was amazing, Odrick said. Ive been up to Penn State a couple of times. College GameDay can add some excitement. The fact they won that was unbelievable.
After an unofficial visit to University park earlier this season, Odrick said in an interview with FightOnState.com that he wanted to see how Penn State performed against some of the nations top opponents. Did the Nittany Lions win over Ohio State prove to Odrick that Penn State can compete against the top-tier college football programs?
Definitely, Odrick said. Just beating two big-time teams, and now becoming one. Its something that Im definitely looking at. It shows me that theyre a team I could definitely play for.
Specifically, Odrick mentioned the warm welcome he received from the student section before the start of the game.
It was the most ridiculous thing, Odrick said. Coach [Mike] McQueary took me, [Penn State verbal commitment Tom] McEowen, Antonio Logan-El and Aaron Maybin over to the student section when they were waiting to get in. He took us to the balcony and the whole student section all looked up and yelled all our names and yelled that they wanted us to come to Penn State.
Odrick said that the reception he received from the student section and many of the fans plays an important part in his decision.
Well, you know that a lot of people already know you and people want you to be there and are going to support you, Odrick said. Penn State has had support all through the rough times and especially now that things are on the up and up.
Odrick specifically stated that he did not commit to Penn State during his official visit and that intends to make all of his remaining scheduled official visits: to Virginia (11/18), Georgia (11/11) and Penn State (10/28).