More Visits on Tap

With the Nittany Lions continuing their Orange Bowl preparations, the coaching staff continues to leverage the bowl practices to plan for the future of Dear Old State. Last weekend several prospects were on campus visiting PSU, see who is planning to make the trip this weekend to University Park.

Last weekend saw a mix of current Class of 2006 members and undecided prospects. Among the visitors this past weekend were Brett Brackett, Aaron Maybin, A.J. Wallace, J.B. Walton, Cedrick Jeffries and Johnnie Troutman.

Brett Brackett gave a detailed breakdown of his visit to Fight On State, even discussing his participation in the team's practice drills with Michael Robinson. As he said, "Practice was crazy."

Johnnie Troutman also discussed his visit with FOS, saying, "The highlight was my parents talking to Coach [Larry] Johnson and (Joe) Paterno."

This weekend the coaching staff continues their recruiting efforts by bringing several more prospects to campus to show what the Nittany Lions have to offer them. Among the visitors scheduled to visit are:

Maurice Evans: A 6-foot-3, 252 pound, 4.7 second forty defensive end from Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y. has Penn State high on his list, but needs to decided between the Lions and Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC, Virginia and Tennessee.

Andrew Quarless: A 6-foot-4, 225 pound, 4.5 second forty wide receiver/defensive end from Uniondale High School in Uniondale, N.Y. will also be on campus. Quarless is also being pursued by Viginia, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Pitt.

Brent Carter: A 6-foot-2, 200 pound, 4.5 second forty running back/wide receiver from Pottsgrove Senior High School in Pottstown, Pa. Boston College, Minnesota, Virginia, Syracuse and Rutgers are also in pursuit.

Like last weekend, the staff is also bringing in several current members of the Class of 2006 to not give them a better look at their futures at PSU, but also to meet the undecided prospects and explain what drew them to University Park.

Among the current class members who will be visiting are:

Tom McEowen: The 6-foot-4, 280 pound, 5.1 second forty defensive tackle from Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa. committed back in July over offers from Florida, Georgia, Boston College, Maryland and Virginia.

Abe Koroma: The 6-foot-2, 270 pound, 4.95 second forty defensive tackle from Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa. chose Penn State over UNC, West Virginia, Vanderbilt and Temple back in late July.

Ollie Ogbu: The 6-foot-2, 300 pound, 4.95 second forty defensive tackle from Milford Prep in New Berlin, N.Y. chose PSU back in May over programs like Boston College, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue.

Stay tuned to for changes and additions to the visit list and for regular recruiting updates.

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