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Here are some of his quotes from an ESPN article
"The only thing it means is this is an opportunity for me to go out and show everyone what I can do, that this is a blessing from God," Smith said while driving back from Penn State late Saturday evening. "... I can't speak to the sanctions. All I know is Penn State is my dream school and the place I wanted to go since Day One."
"The first thing that impressed me the most is the academics. Academics are one thing that won't change. A degree from Penn State speaks volumes," Smith said.
"The coaching staff has to be one of the best in the nation right now. They teach the players and allow them to have fun."
"While playing in the back yard, you're imagining you're part of a team," he said. "Ever since those days, I always envisioned myself in a Penn State uniform and playing in Happy Valley."
ESPN also refers to Jordan as a 3 star recruit and lists offers from Buffalo, Colorado, Kansas, and Illinois.
I can't see anything not to like about this kid enrolling early or his quotes about Penn State.
article by Jared Shanker
This is the best news I have read about PSU in a long week of things. Welcome aboard young man!!!!
After watching some film, much like Robinson, I think he could play either CB or S. The ability to play press coverage and flexibility will be beneficial to Roof's system and to the team with limited roster spots going forward.
Also, looking at his pictures from camp, he's already pretty well put together physically. That along with being an EE will be crucial to his ability to contribute early on...
This post was edited by Ehoffman on 8/12/2012 at 10:22 AM
"Penn State has taken a lot of punches in the last six months and it's time to punch back" - BOB
I find it funny that the recruiting sites have nothing written up about this kid, but ESPN has one of the most in depth write ups that I have read.
I agree, I think he could be a more effective SS for us. Being 5'10-6'0 and 180-190 in HS is pretty stout. He seems to be a good inside player.
Hard to tell from the video I saw how his man-to-man skills are, and his quickness.
Either way, getting a solid DB right now is sweeeeeeeet!!!!!
I like Quarterbacks...they taste good-either LaVar Arrington, Courtney Brown, Tamba Hali, Michael Haynes, Jared Odrick, Aaron Maybin, etc...
Welcome aboard young man. Great decision to come to PSU. Great academics to go along with great football.
This post was edited by PKG on 8/12/2012 at 11:01 AM
News flash for America enjoy crapping on PSU now but in 4 or 5 yrs when The wounds heal and PSU can sell kids on playing in bowls and winning titles again, PSU will rise up with a vengeance. I just really hope the majority of the staff is on board hopefully a guy like Butler and London with promotions.
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