Jersey LB Talks PSU

Joe Kedra, an impressive linebacker from New Jersey who has over 2 dozen offers, talks about his experience at Penn State Saturday night.

Name: Joe Kedra
Position: LB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 223 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.7
Bench Press: 270 pounds
School: Camden Catholic High, Cherry Hill, NJ

Joe Kedra attended the Penn State-Nebraska game Saturday with his mother.

"I liked it a lot," Kedra said Sunday evening.  "I didn't believe what people told me.  It's crazy.  Everybody says it's crazy and that if you think that any school has good fans, wait until you go see the fan base at Penn State.

"You believe them, but when you go there and actually see it for yourself it's totally different.  It's crazy.  Half  the fans didn't even sit down the whole game."

So, he liked the atmosphere?

"It's unbelievable," he laughed.  "I think the fans won that game more than the players did.  It's real intimidating to play there."

He did not get the opportunity to meet with the coaches.

"We were planning to [get there early and meet with the coaches], but we got stuck in traffic.  We didn't  get there until about 7:15.

"We left in the middle of the 3rd quarter because we didn't want to get stuck in traffic again.  We left right after they returned the interception for the touchdown."

Kedra has one official visit pencilled in and is planning to take others.

"I have one on December 6 to North Carolina, but it's not definite yet because we could still be in the  playoffs then.

"I know I'm going to go to Penn State and probably Notre Dame.  I'm not sure about the other two.

"My top 2 are Penn State and North Carolina, then Notre Dame, Nebraska, Virginia and Boston College.  It's  between Penn State and North Carolina right now.  Everybody else is just kind of looking in."

Did Penn State jump ahead of North Carolina as a result of Kedra's experience Saturday night?

"Right now, the game puts them--, I mean you think wow, you can't believe you're going to play at that level, but I'm going to go down to North Carolina and see how that is for a game just to see a different atmosphere.  I'd say they're about even."

Is Notre Dame still recruiting him?

"Yeah, a little bit, every once in a while," he said.  "I talk to them, but I don't really  know what's going on there."

Penn State contacted Kedra on Sunday evening.

"Actually, I just talked to Coach Norwood a couple of hours ago.  He called to make sure I made it to the game and all because I didn't get to see them since I was running late."

Kedra said that fellow New Jersey prospects Dorien Bryant and Matt Dicken were also at the game.  Albert Young "was going to go with us, but he went to the Miami-Temple game instead."


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