Flying under the radar early on in the recruiting process, Caleb Scepaniak of Seton Catholic Central in New York is starting to get his name out to the big teams in the country. However, Scepaniak would like to stay relatively close to his Binghamton home, and Penn State falls within his targeted zone.
A self-proclaimed pro-style quarterback, Scepaniak and his coach have been in contact with Penn State coaches John Strollo and Bill Kavanaugh. He may make the trip to Penn State this weekend, but definitely has plans to see Penn State eventually this spring.
"I'll be at the Penn State spring game (in April). I might go to the Junior Day, I’m not sure yet.
"I've been going to the games ever since I was really young. I grew up a Penn State fan, since I grew up in Pennsylvania, in the Scranton area."
Scepaniak only has a handful of smaller offers, but is beginning to hear from larger regional teams. Additionally, he's starting to get his name out at camps and combines, and recently was named to the All-Combine team at the U.S. Army All-American combine.
"Last year I wasn't really known, I kind of got my name out at a really small camp. There was a lot of D2 and D3, and some D 1-AA schools. And I actually got three offers at that camp from Buffalo, Fordham, Cornell, and a fourth from Wagner.
"Now, I'm starting to hear from a lot of big schools. Like Boston College, I just got back from a visit there. I hear a lot from Iowa, and Penn State, I hear from them a lot. And then UConn, Illinois, Indiana, and all the MAC schools.
"Places I want to get an offer from are Penn State, Boston College, Syracuse, UConn. As for far away, Iowa, and maybe Wisconsin. And another school that’s in contact with me is NC State."
Scepaniak was being recruited at Iowa by now-departed Ken O'Keefe, and that may have changed Scepaniak's vision on the Hawkeyes.
"I still have never been to their campus. I plan to go there in the spring. But [O'Keefe leaving] kind of changes it a little bit."
Scepaniak wants to play in a pro-style offense, and while he hasn't spoken yet with the Penn State coaches, he's confident he could contribute in their system. Given the offensive scheme that Coach Bill O'Brien is likely to utilize, Scepaniak could be a good fit. In fact, the tall (Caleb states that he's 6'5.5", and around 225 pounds) quarterback isn't even talking to schools that run different offenses.
"I prefer a pro-style offense. Most of the schools I’m interested in are pro-style systems; I don't really talk to the spread option schools."
With him just getting his name out there, Scepaniak is intent on showing each of the schools he's interested in that he could be a real asset to them. That's why he has no plans to make any decisions any time soon.
"I want to commit at the end of the school year or the summer time, so I can go and see all the campuses and decide which one is best for me."