Sep 25, 2010; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions band performs during the game with the Temple Owls in the second half at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State Extends Offer to DB Kasey Gaines

Loganville, Georgia defensive back Kasey Gaines is the latest southern recruit to get offered by the Nittany Lions.

Gaines has offers from Harvard,  Howard and VMI to go along with Penn State and according to multiple reports, the  5’10″ 160 pound safety has Penn State at, or near the top of his list.

Gaines camped at Penn State in June, so it’s fair to assume that his interest has been building for some time. The Georgia-to-Penn State trip is not a particularly easy one to make.

Despite being listed as a cornerback on Rivals, his FILM show him playing more of a safety role. It will be interesting to see if he gains some weight to play safety at the next level or if Ted Roof and the staff feel that his coverage abilities dictate a move to corner.

Both Scout and Rivals credit Gaines with a 4.5 40 yard dash time, so speed should not be an issue at the next level. His 5 interceptions and 9 tackles for loss as a junior are also very impressive numbers.

Kudos to the staff for digging deep and finding players with ability and upside. Most importantly, they are finding kids who are still very interested in Penn State, despite the sanctions.

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