PSU's '08 Offer Board Update

With more developments recently on Penn State's Offer Board for their Class of 2008 — added offers and commitments — take a closer look at the state of PSU's recruiting with position and state-by-state breakdowns of Nittany Lion's current offer board.

With more offers uncovered and more committed players off the board, the Nittany Lions continue to work to assemble the Class of 2008.

State of Affairs

With upwards of 59 total offers extended, 30 of which to prospects still undecided, the Penn State coaches are continuing to pursue prospects from around the nation. To date, about 18 percent of their offers have gone to Pennsylvanian prospects. If you add in other traditional recruiting areas like New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia, that number increases to 49 percent of the total current offers. Nearly 16 percent of the PSU offers have gone to prospects in "non-traditional" PSU recruiting regions like California, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of the PSU offer board, including committed prospects:

Pennsylvania: 11
Virginia: 8
Ohio: 7
New Jersey: 5
Texas: 5
Maryland: 3
Michigan: 3
Connecticut: 2
Georgia: 2
Illinois: 2
Louisiana: 2
South Carolina: 2
California: 1
Colorado: 1
Delaware: 1
North Carolina: 1
Washington, D.C.: 1

Decisions Made

Of the 59 known prospects with Penn State offers about 49 percent (29) have made pledges to a program, with eight selecting the Nittany Lions so far.

The players with Penn State offers who have made their commitments so far are:

Brendan Barnes: NC State
Brandon Beachum: Penn State
DaQuan Bowers: Clemson
Brice Butler: USC
Boubacar Cissoko: Michigan
Garrett Goebel: Ohio State
Kyle Long: FSU (baseball)
Torrey Mack: Virginia
E.J. Manuel: Florida State
Mike Martin: Michigan
Michael Mauti: Penn State
Dan McCarthy: Notre Dame
Sam McGuffie: Michigan
DeJuan Miller: Oklahoma
Nick Moody: Florida State
Deon'tae Pannell: Penn State
Graham Pocic: Illinois
Dyrell Roberts: Virginia Tech
Michael Shaw: Penn State
J.B. Shugarts: Ohio State
Andrew Sweat: Ohio State
Matt Stakiewitch: Penn State
Jacob Stoneburner: Ohio State
James Terry: Penn State
Michael Via: Virginia Tech
Hafis Williams: Notre Dame
D.J. Woods: Nebraska
Mike Yancich: Penn State
Michael Zordich: Penn State

Pole Positions

Here is a breakdown of the positions PSU has received verbal commitments from so far:

QB: 0
WR: 0
RB: 2
OL: 2
DE: 0
DT: 1
LB: 3
DB: 0

Offer Board

Below is Penn State's current offer board of uncommitted prospects by position. Keep in mind that some of these offers may be "closed" once the coaching staff feels they have fulfilled their desired number of prospects at a particular position.


Terrelle Pryor: Jeannette, Pa.

Offensive Line

Jimmy Bennett: Alexandria, Va.
Dalton Freeman: Pelion, S.C.
Kenneth Page: Columbia, S.C.
Vinston Painter: Norfolk, Va.

Tight End

Mark Wedderburn: Springfield, Pa.

Wide Receiver

A.J. Alexander: Altoona, Pa.
Marcus Davis: Virginia Beach, Va.
Cordale Scott: Cleveland, Oh.
Kenny Tate: Hyattsville, Md.
Deion Walker: Christchurch, Va.

Running Back

Cyrus Gray: Desoto, Tx.
Dontavius Jackson: Franklin, Ga.
Darrell Scott: Ventura, Calif.
Mike Thomas: Houston, Tx.
Ryan Williams: Manassas, Va.

Defensive Tackle

Jewhan Edwards: Philadelphia, Pa.
Reggie Ellis: Washington, D.C.
Zach Kerr: Gaithersburg, Md.

Defensive End

Jack Crawford: Richland, N.J.


Brendan Beal: Succasunna, N.J.
Shayne Hale: Monroeville, Pa.
Jon Major: Parker, Conn.
Jonathan Meyers: Greenwich, Conn.
Christian Wilson: McKees Rocks, Pa.

Defensive Back

Will Hill: Jersey City, N.J.
Robby Green: River Ridge, La.
Jarred Holley: Easton, Pa.
D'Anton Lynn: Celina, Texas
Okechukwu Okoroha: Greenbelt, Md.

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