Before we dive into our weird obsession with high school boys, I'm going to list a few of the songs I listened to while I wrote this, so you can also listen to them! It'll be like you're sitting right next to me, because I know that's what you all wish you were doing right now.
There you go. You get my two favorite things in music, Macklemore and Country. Now on to those aforementioned high school boys...
All Jabrill Everything...
The number one CB recruit in the country has set his decision date for May 26th. He was originally scheduled to visit Penn State on Saturday, but it seems that he did not end up making the trip. He has decided to stop doing interviews until his decision date, so it would seem that we're not going to learn much more about him at this point. His top 6 schools are LSU, Michigan, Rutgers, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Penn State. He has a blog called "It's Your Boy Breezy" if you're looking for some light reading. He also has the music video from yesterday's SwH. He's also wearing the hat of my beloved Seahawks, so basically he's the best person to ever exist following Russell Wilson. However, I've said it before and I'll say it again, don't get your hopes up. He is still considered a heavy lean towards Michigan, and Stanford was his original favorite way back when. So BOB's recruiting prowess just may not be enough here.
Wangler. Real, Comfortable, Linebacker.
And that is probably the worst headline I will ever write (hopefully). Since Wangler committed after my article was posted, I didn't go into much detail about him. I've seen some compare him to the high school version of Poz (very similar height and weights, star ratings, etc). He has a great football family, albeit with Michigan; his father QB'd the Wolverines from 1977-1980, and his older brother is walking on to Brady Hoke's squad this fall. He was highly productive in high school, racking up huge numbers. There's a lot to like here with Wangler, and he seems primed to outperform his star ratings under the tutelage of Ron Vanderlinden.
Transfer News. But the Good Kind!
O'Brien and his staff have found themselves to be on the desirable side of a few transfer stories for once. The number one-ranked JUCO OL, Jermaine Eluemunor, has been linked to Penn State for a while now, and he had a fantastic visit with the staff, which you can read more about here on PennLive. He still has a huge offer sheet with lots of interest from many top tier schools, so getting his commitment will be tough. However, it seems like the staff made the most of their first crack at him. Texas Tech DT Delvon Simmons is also looking for a new home. His top choices at the moment appear to be Penn State, Pitt, Miami, and USC. He is originally from McKeesport, PA, and was a 5 star recruit out of high school. He would most certainly be a boost to Larry Johnson's squad.
Trying to Figure Out the Scholarships...
I don't think anyone (Bill included) really knows how many kids are going to end up in this class. The only thing I can tell you for sure is that there will be no more than 15 members of the 2014 class. The next few weeks should help paint a better picture of the size of the class, though. If the next to commit is another defensive back (Peppers, Henry, Vincent, etc.), then it's likely the staff will recruit a full class of 15. Yes, this does lead to a confusing scenario with numbers for the roster, and it has even the greatest recruiting minds baffled...
I was told recently that #PennState will take 15 prospects in the Class of 2014. Should be interesting to see how they work these numbers— Ryan Snyder (@BWISnyder) May 18, 2013
Hopefully a few more dominoes will fall this week, allowing me to say something with a little more substance in this section of my post. But until such a time, let's jump to the Big Board!
Penn State Recruiting Class of 2014 Big Board
Estimated Class Size: 15 or fewer
Current Commitments: 9
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