Well I guess I was wrong. I didn't think I had any more roundups for a while after that last one, but apparently I either can't read, or
Jared and Cari, Jari, Mom and Dad changed the schedule on me. It's probably the former. Isn't it great that I could potentially be teaching your 3rd grade child?
Anyways. Verrrrryyyyy few things have changed since I last spoke with you, so I'll apologize for that right off the bat. But while this post may leave a few of you wanting more in terms of crootin' substance, it definitely will satisfy your Office hunger.
Montae Nicholson and Dravon Henry: The Now Possible Dream?
If you've been reading my Roundups since I joined on with BSD, you probably know that I have a pretty substantial man crush on the idea of Dravon Henry coming to Penn State. Not only would it give us (arguably) the best player in Pennsylvania, but we would also be stealing an Alquippa boy from Pitt. Win win. The staff has been pushing for Henry, and seems to be in a good spot to poach him (Main competition being WVU and Pitt, obviously). However, they have also been keeping tabs on another 4 star DB, and that is Montae Nicholson. It didn't look like Penn State had much of a shot at Nicholson, at first. But then he named them in his top group. Then he visited Happy Valley with the family (Eye witness account right hurr). And then this happened.
Before anyone freaks out and says things like "There must be something wrong with him", cool your jets. Michigan's dropping off him from their board is most likely due to their now limited number of spaces, and they are choosing to focus on other positions. However, regardless of their reasoning, this is phenomenal news for Penn State. Nicholson had continually named Penn State as one of his favorites, and Michigan had long been the main competition. With them out of the picture, the Nittany Lions may very well be picking up two potentially, elite safeties in this class.
De'Andre Thompkins is Kind of Insane
If you follow me on twitter, you've noticed that I try to retweet any high school stats of our current commits. Well that's been particularly easy to do for Thompkins, because he keeps doing things like this (Scroll to Thompkins paragraph). It's looking more and more like Thompkins will be the jewel of this class, and may be giving O'Brien a Percy Harvin-lite kind of player to work with. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
On to the Large Board. Quotes this week brought to you by Harry Potter, because why not.
Penn State Recruiting Class of 2014 Big Board
Current Commitments: 12
Overall Big Board of 2014 Recruits
This board will be a ranking of the remaining recruits based on my opinion of who the staff desires most. It will not take into account the likelihood of their commitment.
1. Dravon Henry
2. Thomas Holley
3. Montae Nicholson
4. Ricky Walker
5. Brandon Lee
6. Mike Gesicki
7. Alex Bookser
8. Derrick Nnadi
9. Joe Keels
9. Qadree Ollison
10. Jason Cabinda
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