Sep 25, 2010; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions students celebrate a touchdown in the second half against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Weekly Penn State Recruiting Update 5/30

This week’s update is a day late, due to a Memorial Day weekend honey-do list that involved a chainsaw, weedeater, lawnmower, shovel, rake, bricks, rocks…you get the idea.

Another week with no commitments, puts us around 6 weeks now since the commitment of Andrew Nelson. Have no fear, I will personally GUARANTEE that June will give Penn State at least one commitment. GUARANTEE!

This weekend will mark the first of five summer camps that will be attended by players from all over the northeast. Offers will come out and players will commit. GUARANTEED!

In the meantime, quite a few offers have gone out in the last week! Remember, you can click on a player’s name to see his film!

New Jersey three star linebacker, Brandon Bell (6’1″ 225 lbs.) was offered a scholarship. I thought that this had been coming for a while now. Brandon visited the week before the Blue-White game and has offers from all the northeast regulars (UConn, BC, Cuse, Rutgers) as well as Northwestern, WVU and Maryland.

Ohio three star athlete Marcus Ball also received an offer last week. I’ve been a big fan of Ball’s for some time. He probably projects as a safety for Penn State but is very diverse.

Penn State wasn’t done in Ohio, offering St. Edwards safety Solomon Warfield (***) a scholarship last friday. Solomon quickly scheduled a trip to Penn State, but it conflicted with his SAT. He tells me that he will re-schedule and make it to Happy Valley this summer. He has offers from Mich State, Illinois, WVU and Arizona, among others. His film is short, but I love his play recognition and tremendous closing speed in the clips available. Plus, St. Eds plays a top notch schedule in Ohio.

Duke commit, safety Evrett Edwards, also received a Penn State offer. He committed to Duke on March 21st, but it’s likely that the Virginia three star will take some visits this summer/fall.

Ebenezer Ogundeko was also offered last week. The 6’3″ 240 pounder tells me that he is being recruited by Penn State as an outside linebacker, the position that ranks him as 35th in the country. He said he is “taking Penn State very seriously” and plans on announcing his decision on August 14th.

Last week I wrote that Penn State had offered the nation’s top 2014 LB, Dante Booker. Since then, Michael Ferns has joined him as 2014 Ohio LBs with offers. Ferns plans on visiting Penn State this summer.

Alex Anzalone tweeted on Tuesday that Penn State and Notre Dame will be stopping by his school on Wednesday.

Rivals updated their Rivals1oo on Tuesday. PSU was represented by TE Adam Breneman (27) and DE Garrett Sickels (60). The glaring omission, in my opinion, was QB Christian Hackenberg. Christian is ranked 11th overall by ESPN and 49th overall by 247Sports but failed to break Rivals top 100.


Chritian Hackenberg QB

Ross Douglas CB

Garrett Sickels DE

Adam Breneman TE

Brendan Mahon OL

Curtis Cothran  DE

Greg Webb DT

Andrew Nelson OL


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