March 29, 2011
Penn's basketball team received oral commitments from three players for the 2011-12 season, including a pair of international recruits. On Monday, the Quakers received a commitment from Miller Grove (Ga.) forward Henry Brooks, a source told Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Brooks, rated by ESPN as the nation's 74th best power forward, reportedly chose Penn over Minnesota, Tennessee and Missouri. Joining Brooks will be recruits Keelan Cairns of Ireland and Simeon Esprit of England, both of whom committed Sunday night after visiting Penn last week.
September 12, 2012
A.J. Sattinger, a senior at Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., made an oral commitment Tuesday to play football at Temple. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound tight end is the Owls' 13th commitment for the recruiting class of 2013. Sattinger is expected to play the H-back position at Temple. Sattinger chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Ohio, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Jacksonville State, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb and Georgia State. Sattinger is known as a punishing blocker in the Cougars' run-oriented offense.
January 26, 2012 |
WITH SIGNING DAY less than a week away, Penn State and Temple each received a commitment. Penn State added offensive lineman Wendy Laurent from the Hun School in Princeton, according to reports. Laurent, 6-4, 285, visited the campus over the weeked and has spoken several times on the phone with new head coach Bill O'Brien. "They're just real excited about the potential at Penn State and how they can help everyone move forward," Laurent told Blue White Illustrated.
March 5, 2012
Garrett Sickels, a highly rated defensive end from Red Bank Regional (N.J.) High School, has made an oral commitment to attend Penn State, two recruiting websites reported Sunday. Rivals.com and Scout.com announced that the 6-foot-4, 228-pound Sickels had notified new coach Bill O'Brien of his commitment, the third for the Nittany Lions' freshman class of 2013. Sickels, a four-star prospect ranked No. 50 overall and No. 6 among defensive ends by Rivals, registered 11 sacks and blocked three punts last season.
August 19, 2010
Penn State has not played Pitt since 2000, but in recent years the Nittany Lions have had their way with their one-time archrivals in the recruiting battles for the finest high school prospects in central and western Pennsylvania. Coach Dave Wannstedt's Panthers reversed that trend somewhat yesterday when Kyshoen Jarrett, a 5-11, 182-pound cornerback from East Stroudsburg South High who reportedly had been leaning toward Penn State, became Pitt's 15th commitment for the class of 2011.
April 22, 2010 |
A sampling of whom several mock drafts have the Eagles selecting with the 24th overall pick: Pete Prisco, CBSSports.com: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers Clark Judge, CBSSports.com: Mike Iupati, G/C, Idaho Chad Reuter, CBSSports.com: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. Chris Steuber, Scout.com: Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers Matt McGuire, Walterfootball.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texas Scott Wright, NFLdraftcountdown.com: Earl Thomas, S, Texas NFLdraftblitz.com: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. Wes Bunting, National Football Post: Everson Griffen, DE, USC Newnfldraft.
January 31, 2008 |
Basketball junkies looking to get a glimpse of the nation's premier high school teams and players are in luck. Five teams nationally ranked by USA Today will play in tournaments tomorrow and Saturday at the Pavilion at Villanova. Among the scheduled teams are top-ranked St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J.; third-ranked St. Benedict's Prep of Newark, N.J.; and sixth-ranked Chester. Top prospects expected to play include Tyreke Evans of American Christian; Samardo Samuels of St. Benedict's Prep; Terrelle Pryor of Jeannette (Pa.)
November 17, 2009 |
St. Joseph's signed three basketball players ranked among the nation's top 150 prospects by Rivals.com, and La Salle, which announced two signings Saturday, added a highly regarded point guard to next season's class. The weeklong fall period for recruits to sign binding NCAA letters of intent ends tomorrow. The Hawks announced the signings of C.J. Aiken, a 6-foot-9 center from Plymouth Whitemarsh; Langston Galloway, a 6-3 combination guard from Baton Rouge, La.; and Daryus Quarles, a 6-7 forward from Paulsboro.
January 14, 2008 |
As expected, Penn State cornerback Justin King will forgo his final collegiate season and enter the NFL draft in April, his stepfather, Terry Smith, said yesterday. Smith told the Web site scout.com yesterday that his stepson informed Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley of his decision last week. As a junior, King cannot officially declare for the draft until tomorrow. Because he has yet to sign with an agent, the all-Big Ten cornerback could withdraw his name from consideration by Friday.