ESPN.com is reporting that Cincinnati defensive back De’Quan Render has listed Penn State and Akron as two schools that he is hoping to receive offers from. He is reportedly in communication with both schools.
The 6’1″ 180 pound Render currently holds an offer from Kent State but apparently has more interest in their Wagon Wheel rival (Kent and Akron play for a trophy that is actually a wagon wheel in the least-known rivalry in the country). Only people who live within a few miles of both Dix Stadium and InfoCision Stadium (me) have heard of the rivalry…but I digress.
Penn State currently has two defensive backs committed to the 2013 class (Jordan Smith, Neiko Robinson) but would certainly like another, if not two more. Neiko Robinson will likely play safety at the next level, but much like Jordan Smith, De’Quan Render could potentially play cornerback or safety in college.
One would have to imagine that if Penn State extends an offer or an invitation for an official visit, they will become the heavy favorite in this race. Add De’Quan Render to the list of names to monitor throughout the 2012 season, when it comes to recruiting.
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Here is a short video of De’Quan Render playing defensive back and wide receiver: