Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; General view of Penn State Nittany Lions fans during the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Indiana 45-22. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Recruiting-CB Daquan Worley Nearing A Decision

Recruiting news has slowed down a little in the week and a half since PSU reeled in Troy Apke, DeAndre Thompkins, and Chris Godwin over about 8 or 9 days.  That could be changing, however, as Bob Flounders reports Coatesville’s Daquan Worley is nearing a decision.  Flounders also predicts Daquan is leaning heavily towards Penn State, which matches up to 247′s interest rankings, as well as the rumblings I’ve heard recently.

As for the type of player PSU could be getting, Daquan is one of the best all around athletes in the state.  247 lists him as both a running back and cornerback, and the 15th best player in Pennsylvania this year.  While he plays both ways, it’s widely assumed that he will settle in at defensive back at the next level.  If you’re into stars, 247 gives him 3.  In addition to Penn State, Rutgers, Pitt, and Georgia Tech have all offered Worley.

This should ease some of the concerns that have surfaced about offensive skill being so prominent to this point in the class.  The Lions of course sit at 6 verbal commitments, with 5 of those either on the offensive side of the ball, or likely to end up there.  With likely just 6 or 7 scholarships left, at the most, it would seem that the balance of the class will be heavy on both lines, as well as linebacker, all of which are areas the Lions appear to be in good shape with a number of prospects.

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  • Willie Green

    Regarding available scholarships… are there any more current players who, similar to Bench & Stanko, are disgruntled with their post-Blue/White game evaluation and projected position on the depth chart?

    • PSUMatt2005

      Conventional wisdom says yes, but I have not heard any names. Bench for sure, and Stanko to some degree, caught everyone off guard. It’s probably best to assume there could be another 1 or 2 that we just don’t know about yet. But there are no names circulating.

      I’ve mentioned this before too, but look at 4th year juniors that won’t get much playing time, and are on pace to graduate. There are typically 3-4 guys like that every year too.

      • Willie Green

        Thanks Matt…
        Due to the sanctions, I’ve been trying to keep tabs on current roster size and number of scholarships available as best I can. But O’Brien threw me for a loop the other day when he tossed-out some numbers that were 4 players fewer than my current estimate. Of course I assume that he has a better grasp on the situation than I do. Nevertheless, it leaves me scratching my head wondering where my estimate is off. LOL!

  • Willie Green

    Rutgers is reporting that Worley is wavering and delaying his decision..

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