As we detailed yesterday, a number of highly sought after high school juniors are on campus at Penn State for the annual Junior Day recruiting event. For many, this is the first trip to State College, and first opportunity to meet Bill O’Brien and the rest of the staff. For at least 4 players, today also brought a bit of good news, as they picked up offers from Penn State.
- WR Troy Apke (Pittsburgh, PA) – We listed Troy yesterday, along with some speculation that PSU might hold off on offering until highly regarded Thaddeus Snodgass and Chris Goodwin made decisions. So much for that. The son of former Pitt LB Steve Apke already had an offer from his dad’s alma mater, setting up what could be an interesting recruiting battle between the rivals. Troy is not yet ranked on 247, but his good size (6’1″) and impressive speed (4.47 40) make him a very intriguing prospect. Check out Troy’s highlight video.
- DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, NY) – PSU didn’t take a true defensive tackle in the 2013 class, although one or two players could ultimately end up there. There is pretty good depth at the position, but I would expect PSU to take one tackle in this class, if they find the right fit. Thomas would be a pretty good one. 247 gives him 4 stars, and he reports offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Rutgers and Syracuse.
- CB Anthony Davis (Monroeville, PA) – Despite taking 4 defensive backs in the 2013 class, it remains an area of questionable depth, and adding another couple players in the 2014 class would be great for the long term stability of the secondary. Anthony has 4 stars on 247, along with offers from West Virginia, Missouri, Texas Tech and Maryland. Here are Anthony’s highlights.
- OL/DL Noah Beh (Scranton, PA) – Noah is listed as a defensive end on 247, but numerous reports say that Penn State offered him as an offensive lineman. His 6’7″ height would make you think that might be a good move. He’s not yet ranked, but holds a number of offers, including Boston College, Maryland, and Pitt. Here’s are some highlights form Noah’s sophomore year.
All indications are it was a great day for PSU recruiting. We will keep you updated as additional offers, and possibly a commitment are confirmed.
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