PSU Recruiting Chat Wrap

FOS Recruiting Analyst Cory James held his regular FOS Recruiting Chat on Tuesday evening with PSU fans. During the session he updated Lion fans on a variety of prospects, including Michael Zordich, Vinston Painter, Deion Walker and Graham Pocic, among others. Get a recap of his prospect updates.

Vinston Painter: Virginia offensive lineman Vinston Painter seems to be warming up to Penn State in recent weeks. Painter will be camping at Penn State this summer at the senior session. The Nittany Lion staff visited him recently and he reportedly is very seriously considering Penn State at this point.

Deion Walker: Virginia wide receiver Deion Walker will be taking a few weeks in early June to tour some college campuses on a trip to his grandmother's house in Las Vegas , Nev. Walker will be stopping at Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State, Colorado, USC, California and Oregon.

He will be driving from Virginia along the southern route to Nevada and fly to Michigan to see the Michigan schools as well. After that, Walker expects to camp at PSU's senior camp and then narrow down his list of schools to four by the end of summer. Expect official visits to those four schools and a decision by late September or early October.

Michael Via: Penn State has offered North Carolina offensive tackle prospect Michael Via. Coach Larry Johnson is recruiting Via for the Nittany Lions. Via has no favorites and will be taking his time to make his decision.

Coach Johnson and Coach Bill Kenney visited his high school last week and informed his head coach that an offer was in the mail. Via is visiting Clemson tomorrow and Florida this weekend. It seems like he might want to stay south but it is seemingly early in his decision making process.

Michael Zordich: Ohio linebacker Mike Zordich may not be visiting Penn State this weekend after all. He is still uncertain as to whether he needs another visit to either Penn State or Ohio State at this point.

Zordich could commit to either school tomorrow or by the end of summer. Hard to read when this decision could come.

Graham Pocic: Illinois offensive lineman Graham Pocic will be visiting Penn State's campus this weekend for an unofficial visit. Pocic is looking forward to the visit, as I believe he is waiting to be "wowed" by a school.

Pocic indicated previously that he hopes to make his decision by late June or early July so a good visit this weekend could make a big impression on where the Nittany Lions stand with Pocic.

Stay tuned to Fight On State and Cory James for regular updates on Penn State's recruiting efforts for the Class of 2008.


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