It appears that one of the positions the Penn State coaching staff is turning their focus to is running back. With no running back in the 2013 class and the looming feeling that Curtis Dukes will not be with the team, the staff appears to be putting in work to lock down a running back in the current cycle.
ESPN‘s Josh Moyer is reporting that Penn State has offered both JuCo running back Aaron Wimberly and Florida recruit Tim Longmire.
Aaron Wimberly, originally from Georgia, currently plays for Iowa Western C.C.; the same school where quarterback Jake Waters plays. Waters was offered a scholarship by the Nittany Lions just a week ago. Wimberly is currently committed to Iowa State, where he plans on visiting November 2. However, he did not hesitate to admit that he plans to visit Penn State now, as well. He is a three star prospect and one of the top JuCo all-purpose backs in the country. Last year he rushed for nearly 900 yards. His senior high school film shows his explosiveness. By his own admission, he didn’t academically qualify out of high school but one would assume that he has gotten his grades in line now, as he has offers from not only Penn State, but also Boise State, FIU and Troy.
Last weekend, Wimberly carried the ball four times for 124 yards, including touchdown runs of 53 and 49 yards. He also returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in a 64-6 romp over North Dakota State College of Science.
Tim Longmire is a 3 star running back prospect from the Tallahassee area. At 5’11″ 195 pounds, he shows enough elusiveness and doesn’t shy away from contact. He averaged 9 yards per carry in limited action last season, scoring 5 touchdowns on 95 carries. Longmire holds offers from South Carolina, USF and Ole Miss but has the Nittany Lions near the top of his list along with Cincinnati. He obviously is not worried about playing far from home and will likely take an official visit to Penn State soon.
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