Are The Nits In The Picture?

Are the Nittany Lions recruiting Hackensack standout Jermain Dias, the standout New Jersey defender with nearly a dozen offers?

Name: Jermaine Dias
Position: DE / TE (will probably play LB this year)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.52
School: Hackensack High, Hackensack, NJ

Most schools are recruiting Jermaine to play outside linebacker at the college level.  He has already received a great deal of interest.

"I have about 10 or 11 offers," Jermaine said.  "I have offers from Miami, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Virginia, Iowa, Syracuse, NC State, Vanderbilt and Maryland.  That's about it."

When asked which schools stand out, Jermaine replied, "Virginia, Boston College and Rutgers so far".

He's already taken visits to Boston College, Rutgers, Virginia and Maryland.

"Quite a few" schools including his favorites have been in to see him this month.

To this point, Penn State has not been recruiting Jermaine as hard as many other schools.

"They send me letters, but I haven't been in contact with them at all."

Dias has not ruled out the Nittany Lions.

"I'm open to everything right about now."

He's not sure which camps he'll attend this summer.

"It's hard to say because I get out of school so late.  I get out on June 26 and most camps start on the 26th."

3/12 LionNews article on Jermaine Dias


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