Newest Nittany Lion Discusses Decision

Wilmington, Del., defensive end Devon Still made his college decision Wednesday afternoon in front of friends and family at Howard High School of Technology. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder Still had narrowed things down to Penn State and Ohio State for the past few months.

“I chose Penn State,” Still said. “It all came down to me having a better connection with Coach Larry Johnson from Penn State than I did with Coach (Jim) Heacock at Ohio State.”

Still had received in-home visits from coaches from both schools in the week leading up to his decision but he delayed his decision for television purposes.

“I knew where I wanted to go on Friday when I was supposed to announce, but we moved it to Wednesday for television,” Still said.

Still on his PSU visit.

Still had indicated in the past that he had favored Ohio State over all other schools, but things changed after his official visit to Penn State in December.

“I met with Coach Johnson and he was the difference the whole time,” Still said.

Still is unsure if he will make a return visit to Penn State now that he has committed, but you can see him around campus this summer.

“I will be enrolling for the first summer session at Penn State,” Still said.

Still hopes to be able to see the field this fall for the Nittany Lions as he prepares this off-season.

“The coaches told me that if I work hard enough, I could play my freshman year,” Still said.

Still should be ready to work hard now that his decision is out of the way.

“I am happy,” Still said. “I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders now.”


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