As Eliades explained, "I called Coach Kenney last night and told him I was ready to commit." Coach Kenney joked with the lineman, asking if he was pledging to Penn State, to which Eliades answered "yes."
"I just wanted to get it over with. I've known for some time that I wanted to go to Penn State, so I figured why not just get it over with and commit?"
"The biggest factors in my decision were location and academics," Eliades stated. He plans on majoring in exercise science.
Although he made his pledge last night to Coach Kenney, today he had the opportunity to talk with Coach Paterno, who took time out of his Orange Bowl schedule to chat with the newest Nittany Lion.
According to Eliades, "Coach Paterno was excited when I talked to him. He said they have a good team now, but with this incoming class it could be an even better team in the future."
According to Eliades the Penn State coaching staff is trying to get five offensive linemen in the Class of 2006.