Muldrow Lands a PSU Offer

Penn State is in need of offensive linemen. The Nittany Lions have landed Josh Marks, but have lost out on a few recent prospects like Will Alverez. On Tueday, the Nittany Lions offered one of the few remaining in-state line prospects still available in William Penn's Richard Muldrow.

Offensive lineman Richard Muldrow received a big in-state offer on Tuesday. "Penn State offered me today," Muldrow said. The 6-foot-8, 285-pound product of William Penn High School in York, Pa., got word of the offer from a living legend. "Coach (Joe) Paterno himself told me that the written scholarship offer was in the mail today, so I should get it by the end of the week." The Penn State offer adds to Muldrow's list of eleven other offers including West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Temple, Akron, Bowling Green, Boston College, Illinois, Cincinnati, and Buffalo.

The Penn State offer has been a long time in the making according to Muldrow. "I have been interested in Penn State for awhile," Muldrow said. "I went up to the Penn State-Wisconsin game last year with my coach because he had sent Knowledge Timmons up there. He is already to do big things at Penn State. At the game I just kind of took it all in and I got familiar with the coaching staff."

Muldrow's second run-in at Penn State was for a Junior Day this past spring. "I met with Coach Larry Johnson and Coach Bill Kenney at the Junior Day," Muldrow said. "They just started talking to me about things and said that they wanted to see me on film and check out my academic situation at the end of my junior year. I also met with Coach Paterno at the Junior Day."

Muldrow also attended the Penn State spring game just to say hello to everyone and take in the game. Finally, Muldrow attended a combine at Penn State in May. "After those other visits, I had just been getting mail and stuff from the Penn State staff," Muldrow said. "They were really busy with vacations and getting ready for camp and all that stuff."

All the waiting ended on Tuesday afternoon for Muldrow when he heard from his high school coach Matt Ortega. "I got a call from my coach at noon today and he said that I should call Penn State later that afternoon," Muldrow said. "I called and talked to Coach Johnson who put me on with Coach Kenney. Coach Kenney told me that they had sent out a written scholarship offer in the mail to me today. After that they put me on with Coach Paterno and he talked to me a little bit about the offer. He said that they are losing a lot of linemen next year and that if I work hard I could really help them out by becoming a Nittany Lion. Coach Paterno also said not to worry about the late offer. He said that they have been high on me from the start. All-in-all, we spoke for about 30 to 40 minutes."

Despite the offer, Muldrow is still planning on taking his time on making a decision. "I think Penn State is definitely up there as one of my top schools right now, but I am not going to rush things," Muldrow said. "I am still going to wait to see what else comes along. Then I will narrow it down to five schools to take official visits to. I want to see how everyone does this year on the field."

In the meantime, Muldrow will be concentrating on his York Catholic team as they start practice on August 14.

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