Catching Up With The Class of 2013: Quick Update Edition

While Bill O'Brien and staff are hot on the recruiting trail, we take a minute to catch up with a few recruits that we profiled recently.

Adam Breneman - Apparently the talented young man is making some sort of decision soon. If we hear any news, we'll let you know. If you're not too busy, head back here around 630p. There may or may not be some additional coverage.

Curtis Cothran - Cothran was unable to attend Junior Day due to unforeseen circumstances and was forced to cancel his trip at the last minute. He is working with the staff to set up a visit to Penn State this spring. The highly-recruited Council Rock (PA) defensive end is still carefully weighing his options and keeping in touch with several colleges, mainly in the Midwest and Atlantic regions.

Jake Plonski - The Cathedral Prep (PA) linebacker attended Junior Day along with teammates Damion Terry and Delton Williams. Plonski came away impressed with the campus and new coaching staff.

"It was very good I loved everything about Penn State! I also like the new coaching staff a lot. They were talking a lot about academics which is important to me and I got to talk to the linebackers coach a little bit. I feel (an offer) may be coming soon."

Plonski visited Michigan State this past weekend and will continue to visit schools as he narrows down his top choices.

John O'Korn - The three-star quarterback from Ft. Lauderdale may be more of a stretch now that Christian Hackenberg has made his commitment, but it's not out of the question yet. With all the uncertainty of the current quarterbacks on the roster combined with a system, don't be shocked to see O'Brien take more than one quarterback in this class.

O'Korn is gathering interest from many southern schools including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, South Florida and Virginia Tech. He is also being heavily recruited by Wisconsin and Purdue. However, if he does come back north, don't expect it to be anywhere besides Penn State. O'Korn was born and raised in Huntingdon, PA before moving to Florida at age 16. His sister is a Penn State graduate and he has attended around 20 games in Beaver Stadium.

"I love it up there. That's one of the few schools I would come back north for, if not the only one."

He has continued to talk with quarterback coach Charlie Fisher as he navigates his recruiting schedule. Despite all the interest, O'Korn does not have any early favorites. With the addition of Hackenberg, though, O'Korn may not get that Penn State offer.

Alex Anzalone - The Wyomissing, PA outside linebacker continues to rack up offers. He currently holds one million offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, USC and Notre Dame. Anzalone visited Virginia last weekend and will also be checking out Notre Dame and Michigan this month.

Anzalone attended Junior Day in February and enjoyed spending time with his brother (a student at Penn State), as well as an up close and personal meeting with Coach O'Brien.

"I got to sit down with him with my family there. We liked him a lot. He seemed like a real straight-shooter, honest type of guy. I respect that in a man."

Anzalone plans on announcing his decision before his senior season kicks-off. In the meantime he will be racking up plenty of frequent-flier miles as he visits schools across the country.

Jordan Page - Jeff spoke with the NJ offensive lineman awhile ago. The 6-5, 300 pound star from The Pennington School said he is planning on attending Penn State's spring game, as well as a few other schools. He was on campus for Penn State's Junior Day a few weeks ago, and gave a little insight at the offensive line recruiting in the Class of 2013.

Penn state really likes my size, hands and things like that. [There were] about 11 lineman in the Junior Day meeting and they want 4...they do take their time with offers and I was invited to the 1 day camp. Coach [MacWhorter] is looking for a tackle.

And Jordan's thoughts on the Lions, regardless of his current lack of an offer?

I don't have any favorites right now just wide open. But it would be exciting because they have great history, a talented team and great coaches.

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