Oct 27, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions fan cheers during the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Ohio State defeated Penn State 35-23. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Recruiting-The Week That Was

It was a busy week on the recruiting front for Penn State, all starting with Junior Day last Saturday. Bill O’Brien and the rest of the staff welcomed over 30 prospects to campus, including several top targets for the 2014 class.  While a number of those visitors already had offers in hand, the staff did extend 4 more offers to WR Troy Apke, DT Thomas Holley, CB Anthony Davis, and OL Noah Beh.

Before the day was over, Fairfax, VA athlete Nick Scott had committed to Penn State.  Nick became the Lions second verbal of the class, joining Maryland RB Mark Allen.  By Tuesday, the class was growing again, this time with Wilmington, DE LB Troy Reeder.  The former will likely end up at running back or receiver, while the latter is your prototypical middle linebacker.  Both have 3- stars from 247 sports.

Another offer went out, although the recipient was not present on Saturday.  Scranton, PA OL and Lackawana College product Jermaine Elumunor picked up an offer from Penn State, joining an impressive list of others (Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Oklahoma, among others).  Jermaine would have 3 years to play 2 seasons.  He did not take up football until movig to the United States from England in 2008, reflected in his lack of lack of any offers out of high school.  Jermaine plans on visiting Penn State sometime in March, and will likely establish a top 10 by the end of this spring.  His plan is to graduate from Lackawanna in December of 2013, enrolling the following January.  It is far to early to speculate what the chances of PSU landing what will surely be one of the most highly coveted JUCO players this season.

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