Latimore Ready for PSU

Although other prospects like Aaron Maybin and Maurice Evans were more highly ranked defensive ends in Penn State's Class of 2006, Nittany Lion fans have been very curious about the abilties Eric Latimore will bring to campus when he arrives later this summer. Latimore talks will his preparations and thoughts around heading to PSU.

Planning on arriving at the University Park campus in early July, Eric Latimore has kept in close contact with many of his future teammates, including Aaron Maybin and A.J. Wallace.

"We all keep in touch," Latimore said. "We're excited to start playing together."

Latimore says he is planning on playing defensive end and is particularly excited to learn the position under the guidance of Coach Larry Johnson. The 6-foot-6 lineman has added on some significant size and is up to 265 pounds. Despite the added size, he says he has maintained his 4.7 second speed in the forty yard dash.

Assessing the talent in Penn State's incoming class, Latimore said, "We are so athletic and fast, it's going to change the face of Penn State."

Latimore sustained disloacations in both his shoulders last season which he continued to play in spite of. He has surgery to correct both injuries and has since been tackling physical therapy.

At this stage he says he is "almost 100%" and "feels good." He plans to be ready to work out and drill with the team this summer once he arrives.

As for his fellow freshman, the class has set some lofty goals as they enter college together at PSU. As he simply explained, "We're looking to bring home a couple of national championships."


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