Sukay, Marks Take in YSU Game

Though it was not one of the premier home games of the season, Penn State had a few visitors on the sideline for Saturday's game with Division I-AA Youngstown State. Prospects on the sideline included two Pennsylvania stars who have committed to the Lions.

Two of the recruits on hand Saturday, Pennsylvanians Josh Marks and Nick Sukay, both of whom have already committed to Penn State, spoke with briefly before being wisped away to the post-game press conference balcony with the rest of the recruits on hand for the Nittany Lions' less-than-polished but big win over the Penguins.

“I was excited to see the team play,” said Sukay, who plays at Greensburg Central Catholic. “It was a little sloppy, but nothing that can't be fixed. I really enjoyed the game and look forward to getting up here to play.”

Marks echoed Sukay's statements.

“It was a fun game,” the Southern Columbia standout said. “The team showed that they knew how to win. It's just great being up here with guys like Nick and some of the other recruits already committed to Penn State. We're all ready to come up and play.”

Both Sukay and Marks appeared to be in top physical shape, as both of their seasons have started. Sukay, a four-star athlete who projects as either a safety or wide receiver, looked every bit the part of his solid 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. Marks, also a four-star athlete, projects to play at offensive guard, but already possesses the physical make-up to play tackle.

“The season has been going good,” Sukay said. “You know we've just started, but I've played well. I'm returning punts and doing a little bit of everything.”

Marks, who attended the game with his mother, father and grandparents, said his season is going well.

“I'm just trying to get myself ready to contribute and play,” Marks said. “I'm enjoying my last year, but I want to win, and I want to get to Penn State and make an impact.”


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