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Penn State Recruiting Roundup: Blue/White Recap, Inter Alia

Blue/White Recap One. No less than 10 recruits were on hand to watch the 2010 Blue/White scrimmage, in addition to at least six of the 2010 commits (and preferred walk-ons). Nittany Network has a recap ($$ - reprinted with permission) of some of the recruits, including Maryland defensive back Brandon Phelps:

"Of course, Penn State stands pretty high," Phelps said. "This environment is crazy and just to know I could be a part of something big like this, that's pretty amazing."

Blue/White Recap Two. One notable attendee was Class of 2012 Michigan linebacker James Ross, who is already being recruited by most of the major programs in the area. What is impressive, however, is not that Ross has an impressive offer list, but rather that his main recruiter is not Larry or Scrap or even JayPa, it's Robert Bolden ($$ - reprinted with permission):

"We'll just be walking through the hall, and he'll say, 'Penn State. Linebacker U,' " Ross said.

Sharrif Who? Losing massive Philadelphia defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd to Florida last year stung, but a new one has come along that appears to be smitten with Penn State. Deion Barnes was unable to make the Blue/White game because of transportation issues, but has since stated Penn State is among his favorites. Landing Barnes would be a great pickup for LJSr. and the boys in Blue and White.

Irish, and Eagles, and Terps, Oh My. Conor Hanratty, Brian Miller, Jeremiah Hendy, and Evan Mulrooney have each accepted offers to play Division 1 college football next year. Unfortunately, none of them will be in Blue and White.

Hanratty, a Notre Dame legacy, verbally committed to play for the Irish this weekend. A 6'5", 300lb offensive lineman, Hanratty did not hold a PSU offer, but was certainly a solid "Plan B" recruit. Apparently the allure of Brian Kelly was too much.

Miller is a tight end from Andover, Mass., the second of Penn State's target tight ends to either commit elsewhere or drop the Lions (see Ben Koyack). Miller verbally committed to play for Boston College this weekend. The Eagles had long been the leader for Miller's services, so this is not a complete shock.

Hendy and Mulrooney, athlete and offensive lineman, respectively, both signed on to play for the Maryland Turtles Terrapins. Neither held an offer, but were being kept on the back burner just in case. There isn't really a need to fret over losing either of these guys, but we wish them the best either way.

In Scores of Other Recruiting News. USC continues its Mater Dei QB domination, as Ol' Lane has received a verbal commitment from QB Max Wittek, the third Mater Dei QB to commit to the Trojans in the past 10 years (Leinart, Barkley)...2011 Under Armour rosters were released...Scout provides a cross reference of its star ranking and the 2010 NFL draft