FOS Recruiting Chat Recap

If you missed the FOS Recruiting Chat last night, hosted by recruiting analyst Cory James, here are the highlights from the session which featured some special guests. Get a recap of the news and notes discussed during the Tuesday evening event.

A.J. Alexander: Alexander stopped by and fielded some questions from Penn State fans. Alexander indicated he is very close with all members of Penn State's coaching staff. He also said Joe Paterno is "really cool" and that Paterno loves his mom, often asking Alexander how she is when they they speak.

Alexander has a lot of high school classmates coming to PSU, but he said this will not weigh too much into his decision when he selects a school. He did say he is very "comfortable" with Penn State and described the school as "crazy." He also said the PSU offer means a lot to him.

Alexander has worked out with Brendan Peretta, who is also from Altoona. He rates his level of interest in PSU an 8 out of 10 and said he is being recruited as a RB/WR.

He also indicated he plans on attending the Ohio State and Notre Dame games in Happy Valley this year.

Andrew Sweat: Regarding Andrew Sweat, there are some feelings that he is likely out of the Nittany Lions' reach at this stage, however there is some debate on this with some apparent confidence among the coaches that they have a solid shot still with Sweat.

General Notes:

Apparently the staff intends on taking only one "pure" running back prospect in this class, a comment that stirred up the fans participating in the chat session.

There was also a known program insider participating in the chat session who shared some insight on a variety of topics.

On Andrew Sweat: "Don't believe what you read about Sweat." Indicates Penn State is in good shape with the linebacker prospect despite indications to the contrary.

On Jon Major: Feels Penn State has a legitimate shot with Major and that PSU will make the final cut.

On LB Recruiting: Indicated an "elite" linebacker prospect has committed to the PSU staff. The name of the prospect was withheld, although there was much speculation.

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