Traditionally, Penn State has taken a more focused, "small group" approach to their junior day events, which tend to invite more exclusive groups of prospects to provide a more "personal approach" to the vists, as one program observer put it. This tactic is much different than many other schools who may invite several hundred juniors to their events.
As another observer said, "A lot of schools look to bring in two or three hundred players in, which is great to get a ton of guys to see your campus, but [the coaches] try to make these events a bit more interactive where you can sit down with the staff and get some attention. It's just different philosophies."
During the day the junior prospects in attendance will have the opportunity to take tour the facilities, meet some players and ask questions, talk with the coaches, perhaps observe some winter conditioning sessions and get a general feel for PSU's program.
As a sidenote Bob Lichtenfels confirmed to FOS that Dorien Bell, Corey Brown and Colin Rodkey are also currently on campus for the Junior Day event. Although there are often last minute changes to these events, the prospects expected to make the trip to Happy Valley for this Saturday's event include (* indicates PSU offer):
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