Holy crap what a weekend for recruiting. Right now the biggest question in Nittany Nation is "Who is James Terry?" The answer is: Our latest recruit.
Terry is a 6'2" 294 lb defensive tackle that earned third-team All-State and first-team All-Conference honors after recording 70 tackles and 10 sacks for Brandywine Highschool in Wilmington, DE. The recruiting services don't think very highly of him though only rating him a two star prospect. But Rivals does call him the second best player in the state of Delaware. Apparently most colleges don't think very highly of him either since his offer list consists of Temple, Delaware State, and Towson...that's it.
In a year where we may only have 12 scholarships to give out, this is kind of a head scratcher. But I'm willing to give Larry Johnson the benefit of the doubt on this one. I think that dude could coach up Gary Coleman into a fourth round NFL draft pick defensive lineman. Delaware isn't highly recruited at all except for regional schools like Maryland, Virginia, and Temple. Lately the Nittany Lions have started raiding the First State by picking up players like Andrew Szczerba and Devon Still.
Terry got his written scholarship offer back in July and committed right away. So I think it's safe to say we don't have to worry about this kid jumping ship. The question now is will this end defensive tackle recruiting for this class or are we still chasing Ellis, Kerr, and Edwards? If we do take another defensive tackle I think it's safe to say a few fifth year seniors will not be returning next year.
But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, welcome James. We are Penn State.