More Offers For NJ LB

New Jersey LB Joe Kedra now has close to 2 dozen offers, including one from Penn State. How interested is he in the Nittany Lions? Is he close to making a final decision?

Name: Joe Kedra
Position: LB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 223 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.7
Bench Press: 270 pounds
School: Camden Catholic High, Cherry Hill, NJ

Joe Kedra of Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is receiving more than just casual interest from coaches all across the country.  He now has "22 or 23" scholarship offers from top Division I schools stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska to Boston, Massachusetts.

"At the end of the school year, it got real hectic because I had coaches in every day," Joe said.

Joe, however, seems to be taking it all in stride.  He has not yet attended any summer camps and has no immediate plans to do so.  So far, he has taken visits to Penn State North Carolina, Maryland and Rutgers.

"I think I might take a couple days, make a trip and stop at a couple of schools," Joe said although he is not yet sure exactly which schools he would like to visit.

"I'm going to see as many as I can and then go from there.  I don't want to have 15 that I'm thinking about, I want to keep it to 2 or 3."

He still has the same 2 favorites at the top of his list.

"I like Penn State and North Carolina, but I just got offers from Nebraska and Virginia Tech, so they kind of fell in the mix."

Joe, who attended and enjoyed the Blue-White game at Penn State back in April, took a trip to North Carolina during the 2nd weekend in May.

"I liked it a lot.  It was real nice down there.  It's real laid back and friendly."

Kedra has kept in contact with Penn State.

"I talked to them at the end of May when they were allowed to call.  I keep in touch with them.  I call them every once in a while."

Which members of the Penn State coaching staff does he talk to?

"I talk to all of the coaches actually.  Two or three weeks ago, I talked to every single coach.  They were in a meeting and they called my coach and told my coach to tell me to call them."

To a lesser extent, Joe has also kept in touch with the coaching staff at North Carolina.

Kedra is in no hurry to make a final decision.

"I was thinking about deciding early, but now everything got so crazy, everybody's thrown in the mix now."

Joe is a good student and has already received a qualifying SAT score.

April 26 LionNews article on Joe Kedra

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