Ohio LB Prospect Set to Visit PSU

A decision may be on the horizon for Andrew Dailey. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound four-star linebacker prospect from Washington High in Massillon, Ohio, has begun to narrow things down as far as his recruitment goes.

"Really not to much has changed, everything is the same," Dailey said. "I think I might be headed up to Penn State for an unofficial visit maybe Tuesday of next week. I'm going to hang out with Coach [Ron] Vanderlinden and watch some film. Not too much has changed. I feel like pretty soon I'm going to be making my decision."

FightOnState.com last spoke to Dailey around Independence Day, where Dailey stated that Penn State was on top of his list of favorites. Dailey reiterated that the Nittany Lions' position hasn't changed and they still sit atop his list.

Additionally, around that time, Dailey was awaiting an offer from Notre Dame. Have the Irish extended a written offer?

"No, I'm supposed to be hearing back from Notre Dame in the next week and a half," Dailey said.

Dailey will be calling Joe Paterno this Monday to confirm his unofficial visit on Tuesday. He plans to stay until Wednesday and will likely room with a current Penn State player.

"[Penn State] definitely was my first big offer," Dailey said. "I sent them the film and I guess I'm happy that they see my athletic ability and that I'm capable of playing for them. There, it seemed to me if I were to go in as a linebacker and I wasn't fitting in, they'd just try to get me on the field wherever. I feel like at Penn State, they would just try to get me on the field. That caught my eye."

As Dailey indicated, he is not opposed to switching positions. Specifically, Dailey said the Penn State staff is recruiting him first as a linebacker and secondarily as a safety. Most, if not all schools recruiting Dailey are recruiting him as a linebacker. However, safety is not a foreign position for the four-star prospect.

"I actually played safety my sophomore and my junior year, but sometimes I played the nickel back depending on the package," Dailey said. "So I'm used to safety, but everyone is recruiting me as a linebacker because they think I'll put some weight on."


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