Aaron Maybin: Did He or Didn't He?

After getting caught up in the moment in Happy Valley, Aaron Maybin has had some time to calm down and think things over regarding his recruitment. Now, Maybin will let the nation know where he is going to school for certain at a press conference.

Although FightOnState.com reported Aaron Maybin's commitment to Penn State on Sunday, quoting two credible sources and verifying through a third source closed to the PSU program, we were unable to verify the decision with him at that time. So when we caught up with him Thursday, we asked the standout defensive end what his take was on the whole scenario.

"Well, you know, it's easy to get caught up in the moment," laughed Maybin. "I always told myself, though, that no matter what I would take a few days to calm down and evaluate everything by myself."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound, defensive end from Mount Hebron high in Ellicott City, Md., has informed us that he will let the nation know where he intends on playing his college football at a press conference on Monday. The press conference will be held in the Mount Hebron auditorium between 3:00 to 4:00 PM.

"I'll announce sometime between three and four on Monday," he said. "I'll decide between Penn State, Florida, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina State."

Maybin was at no loss for words when describing his recent unofficial visit to Penn State on Saturday as they upset the Ohio State Buckeyes.

"It went pretty well," he said. "That place was ridiculous — it was pretty crazy."

The Scout.com four-star was very impressed by the student section at Beaver Stadium, saying, "When we got there the energy was evident right away." "They took me, Antonio (Logan-El), and Jared (Odrick) up to the recruiting hall. We look out and there's 20,000 students screaming our names. My dad is a big guy with a deep voice, and he was standing behind me yelling to get my picture and I never heard him until he tapped me on the shoulder."

To no one's surprise, since Maybin is a defensive player it was easy to pick his favorite moment of the game.

"Seeing the game end on a sack by a defensive end was cool."

We asked if the resurgence that Penn State has enjoyed this season has helped the Nittany Lions recruiting efforts?

"Yes, I think so," he said. "Before the season they said they'd be good and they were real close to being back to where they were. Now it's evident that they are very close to being a power again."

FightOnState.com will have more details on the Aaron Maybin press conference as they become available, so stay logged on to your No. 1 source for Penn State athletics.


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