It’s been discussed just how big of a weekend this is for Penn State recruiting, both for 2013 and the future. The list of visiting recruits includes no fewer than eight 4 star prospects, as well as most of the current recruiting class. You can be sure that Breneman, Hackenberg and the boys will doing their best to recruit while taking in the night game whiteout against Ohio State.
If you’ve ever been to a game like this, you know what the atmosphere can be like. That can go a long way toward swaying an impressionable kid when choosing where he wants to play his college football. Let’s take a look at a few kids who just might be swayed enough to commit to Penn State while in Happy Valley this weekend.
RB Wes Bullock (2013)
Bullock received his offer about a month ago and has quickly narrowed down his choices to Toledo and Penn State, saying that those will be his two visits. He’s already visited Toledo. No offense to the Rockets, who are a fine MAC program, but an experience like the one he’ll have tonight may be just enough to get him to pull the trigger before heading back down to Florida. I have not been shy about being a fan of Bullock’s talents. While short in stature, his strength is 2nd to no one.
LB Zayd Issah (2013)
Zayd was once a member of the 2013 recruiting class before decommitting to explore other options. He may or may not visit Oregon, who is the biggest competition for Penn State. If Breneman and Hack can get in the ear of their former class-mate, he just may decide that staying in-state is the best choice for him.
RB Roman Clay (2013)
The in-state bruiser doesn’t yet hold an offer, but it kind of feels like that’s all he’s waiting for. The staff has shown plenty of interest and if they were to pull the trigger on an offer, he may reciprocate with a commitment.
The real focus today will be on the 2014 class, as they double the 2013 on the list of visitors. I wouldn’t be totally surprised to see one of them commit if offered a scholarship. Keep an eye on QBs Andrew Ford and Chris Durkin from that class. Both signal callers are hopeful for an offer.
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