Stupar Set to Announce

In what can be considered a mild surprise, State College (Pa.) Area High standout Nathan Stupar will announce his college choice Wednesday afternoon. According to WMAJ Radio, Stupar is holding a press conference at his school at 3:30 p.m., at which point he will make his future plans known.

All indications are that Nathan Stupar will choose his hometown Nittany Lions. As of the second week of May, he had made unofficial visits to Penn State, Maryland and West Virginia. At the time he said he hoped to check out Stanford and Arizona State later in the spring or summer.

Instead, he will announce Wednesday.

A first-team AAAA All-State pick as a junior, the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder played defensive end and tight end for the Little Lions in 2005. He most likely will play linebacker at the college level, a position more suited to his frame. During his junior basketball season, Stupar dropped down below 210 pounds. He could also fit in as an H-back type in college.

His father, Steve, is a former Penn State letterman.

The younger Stupar holds written offers from a host of top college programs, including Penn State, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Stanford, Virginia (his older brother is a Cavalier) and West Virginia.

To date, Penn State has two commitments for its Class of 2007: Michigan linebacker Chris Colasanti and Pennsylvania lineman Josh Marks. Upon announcing for the Nittany Lions last week, Marks said Stupar was "very interested" in the program.

Will Stupar in fact join Marks in Happy Valley? will be on hand at the Wednesday press conference to provide instant coverage of his decision.


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