LOI Drama at PSU

In true Penn State letter-of-intent day fashion, there are elements of high drama impacting the program. See which player allegedly pulled the old switcheroo (or did he?), what's up with Terrelle Pryor, which letters are already in and more.

Penn State had received several nine letters of intent as of this writing. Here is an update of the letters that have come into Happy Valley along with the times they hit the PSU fax machine:

2008-02-06 13:11:46 DEON'TAE PANNELL
2008-02-06 10:49:07 MARK WEDDERBURN
2008-02-06 10:00:02 D'ANTON LYNN
2008-02-06 09:27:03 JACK CRAWFORD
2008-02-06 09:26:21 MICHAEL ZORDICH
2008-02-06 09:06:51 JAMES TERRY
2008-02-06 08:32:28 MIKE YANCICH
2008-02-06 08:24:53 A.J. PRICE
2008-02-06 08:23:46 MATT STANKIEWITCH
2008-02-06 07:59:54 PETE MASSARO

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When it comes to drama on LOI day, it seems to be almost a tradition that PSU is in the thick of some last-minute recruiting decisions. In recent years it was Vidal Hazelton and Broderick Green. This year it's not only Terrelle Pryor, who is not expected to announce today, but rather is considering a late official visit to PSU, but also Michael Shaw.

Shaw, a Penn State commitment, visited Michigan earlier this year and went silent on his recruitment in the latter goings, which had both sides unlcear as to what he would ultimately decide. This morning, Scout's Michigan site, Go Blue Wolverine, reported that Shaw had committed to Michigan and that the Wolverines actually had his letter of intent in hand as of 9:18 am.

However, as 10:30 GBW was back-tracking, saying Shaw had committed to U-M, but Shaw's letter had actually not been faxed yet. Despite this, GBW did not (as of this writing) pull a story conflicting its correction which stated:

"Trotwood (Ohio) Madison Athlete Michael Shaw has made his decision between Michigan and Penn State -- he's decommitted from PSU and its Michigan for him! The U-M LOI has been sent in!"

Our sources said Shaw was still undecided as of 11 p.m. but that the Penn State felt confident it would land him.

At his 1 p.m. press conference Shaw tipped his hat to Scout reporter Dave Berk, saying "Go Blue" as he entered the room. Moments later Shaw confirmed he was Michigan bound.

As for Pryor, Penn State has given him something to think about. Pryor is scheduled to address his situation at a noon press conference, but no decision is anticipated today. Pryor could make an official visit to PSU in the near future.

As of this report Penn State has three LOIs outstanding. For full real-time, unmatched coverage visit:

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