Marks Enjoys a Soggy Visit to PSU

Though the weather was not perfect, Beaver Stadium still managed to pull in thousands of fans for the Blue-White Game Sarturday. Several recruits were in attendance, too. One of Penn State's top offensive line prospects, Josh Marks, was among them.

“I went up to Penn State this weekend, I had a real good time,” the Southern Columbia star lineman said. “Coach [Mike] McQueary spent a lot of time with us and ate with us. I met with Joe [Paterno] for a few minutes. It was really good.”

Josh Marks, who made the trip to Happy Valley with his parents, two sisters and his girlfriend, said that he came away impressed with the Nittany Lions' draw at the game, despite the soggy conditions.

“Just the one thing that sticks out is that it was such a crappy day and it wasn't nice at all, but the amount of fans that show up really surprised me,” Marks said. “It shows the tradition. I mean, I knew they already had a great tradition, but to see all those people was a surprise.”

As for the Penn State football team?

“I definitely think that they looked pretty good,” Marks said. “I thought [Anthony] Morelli was making some nice throws. They obviously have the skill players to make big plays. Their defense is real tough. They had two of their best players not even playing. It think that they're going to be tough.”

At the game, Marks said he spent some of his time with fellow Penn State target Stefen Wisniewski.

“I didn't get a chance to talk to the current players, I got to talk to the recruits,” Marks said. “I got to talk to [Stefen Wisniewski]. He and I are the ones who met with Coach Paterno.”

Marks also said that he spent some time with a tight end whom Penn State has offered, but was unsure of his name.

In addition, Marks managed to run into some of his own fans.

“Actually, when we were standing watching the players come out, there were a few fans there and I signed a couple of autographs,” Marks said.

When asked whether signing autographs for fans impressed his girlfriend, Marks deferred the question to her.

“Definitely,” she laughed in the background.

Marks' experience with the fans at the Blue-White Game left an impression on him.

“It was cool because I'm not even committed to Penn State, but just for people to know me is an honor,” Marks said.

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