Is The Price Right For PSU?

As the old phrase goes, Sean Price hopes the colleges "put it in writing." Price, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back from the Gilman School in Baltimore, Md., has now turned his focus to recruiting and expects the written offers to arrive.

After an unofficial visit during to Penn State when the Nittany Lions upset Ohio State, Price said that he had an offer from Penn State, but that it was a verbal offer. According to Sean Price, the offer still remains verbal, but that he believes Penn State and other schools will put the offeres in writing soon.

“To be correct, I want to say that a verbal offer was made,” Price said. “I have a high interest in attending Penn State. I would put them in the No. 1 or No. 2 slot.”

Price specifically discussed his reasons for putting Penn State on top of his list, all of which stem from his visit to Happy Valley a few weeks back.

“I like the community, the atmosphere, the support,” Price said. “I went up for a visit the Ohio State game. The support from the fans and surrounding community was unbelievable. Being inside the stadium and feeling the energy of the crowd, I kind of fell in love. I also like the fact that it's local and a program on the rise.”

Up to this point, Price has remained under the radar of most, if not all recruiting services. Price suggested that the reason he has not been evaluated by many services is because he has zeroed in on high school football season.

“It's been slow because I've been focusing more on my own season rather than college and recruiting,” Price said. “I totally expect it to pick up within the next few weeks. I'm in the process of arranging some official visits.”

Where does Price intend on scheduling official visits?

“I have three schools in mind: Penn State, Notre Dame, and Virginia,” Price said. “I have verbal offers from both Notre Dame and Virginia.”

Currently, Price holds a written offer from Duke, but also verbal offers from the Fighting Irish, Nittany Lions, Cavaliers, Maryland and Boston College.

“The schools are waiting for tapes, it's just been slow,” Price said. “I know my coach is in the process of creating a highlight tape and sending them out to the various schools. I expect to get offers once the teams receive tape.”

Price has the frame to play running back, his position in high school, as well as safety. According to Price, running back is not only his position of preference, but it's the position most schools are recruiting him to play.

“The schools are recruiting me as a running back,” Price said. “A few schools are recruiting me more as an athlete.”

When asked if his preference was to play running back in college, Price did not mince words.

“Yes, definitely,” Price said.

Price also described his style of play as a running back.

“Pretty much I try to be as physical as possible,” Price said. “I like to give hits rather than allow a linebacker or defensive back to come up and destroy me. I'm a north-south runner. I don't like to run outside. I look for contact and I try to wear down the defense so that in the second half I'll have the advantage. I think I'm durable and I get better over consecutive carries.”


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