Recruit Roundup: Class of 2006

Get a rundown of how Penn State's Class of 2006 performed this weekend on the gridiron, including prospects like Brett Brackett, Tom McEowen and Chris Bell.

Brett Brackett: 6-foot-6, 235 pound, 4.7 second quarterback, Lawrenceville, N.J. (Lawrence High)

Brackett has been instrumental in leading his Cardinal squad to an undefeated season so far this season. So far, through four games, he has passed for 536 yards and nine touchdowns.

He has also made an impact with his feet, rushing for 133 yards and four touchdowns, with breakaway touchdown runs of over 30 and 50 yards.

Brackett's team is top-ranked in The Times' Top Five Poll, and has averaged 45 points during its four wins and is second in the conference with 332 yards of offense per game.

As Brackett told The Times, "People think we are 4-0 because of me, and that's not it at all - I'm part of a team, and without the offensive line, we wouldn't be able to run the ball and I wouldn't have the time to throw to our receivers."

Tom McEowen: 6-foot-4, 280 pound, 4.9 second defensive tackle, Langhorne, Pa. (Neshaminy HS)

McEowen's Neshaminy team moved to 6-1 on the year with a dominant 24-6 win over Council Rock North. McEowen had an impressive game, rolling his season totals to 44 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

For the second straight week the game was played in the mid, which did not hinder McEowen and his defensive line, who shut down Council Rock, forcing them to convert a fourth and ten late to finally score.

Doug Klopacz: 6-foot-3, 260 pound, 4.8 second lineman, Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph Regional)

Klopacz helped his St. Joe's team rebound from their first loss the previous week and move their record to 5-1 on the year with a 35-0 shut out of Nutley on the road.

Klopacz continues to see time at defensive end, a shift from his normal tight end position and has ten tackles on the season.

Ollie Ogbu: 6-foot-3, 320 pound, 4.9 second defensive tackle, New Berlin, N.Y. (Milford Academy)

Ogbu led another shutdown effort from the Milford Academy defenisve line on their way to a 52-14 win over Stephen's Tech in a homecoming win. Ogbu grabbed seven tackles in the game while providing consistent pocket pressure throughout.

His Milford Academy squad improved to 7-0 on the season and will face Princeton's junior varsity squad next.

Abe Koroma: 6-foot-3, 280 pound, 4.9 second defensive tackle, Hershey, Pa. (Milton Hershey)

Koroma continued to draw double teams in Milton Hershey's 41-13 pounding of Waynesboro. Koroma led a swaming defense that shut down Waynesboro's ground game.

The Waynesboro starting back was only able to gain 15 yards on Hershey's first team defensive front seven, which features Koroma. Hershey is now at 6-0 and on top of the conference.

Chris Bell: 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, 4.5 second wide receiver, Norfolk, Va. (Granby)

PSU's newest Class of 2006 member Chris Bell has been instrumental in a Granby offense that is being rebuilt this year. So far he has pulled in 13 receptions for 194 yards and had 16 carries for 176 yards and six total touchdowns.

Eric Latimore: 6-foot-6, 250 pound, 4.8 second defensive end, Middletown, De. (Middletown)

Latimore led the charge at defensive end for his Middletown team, ranked number one in the state, shutting out Delcastle 61-0. Latimore pulled down nine tackles and a sack, on his way to disrupting and frustrating the opposing offense.

Middletown is now 6-0 and alone on top of the state rankings.

We are awaiting updated numbers on Aaron Maybin.


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