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PSU or Harvard?
Penn State’s new coach, Bill O’Brien, told the AJC last spring that he would recruit the state of Georgia much more aggressively. O’Brien is a former
Someone from the staff needs to have a long convo with him and explain that he can still play in one bowl game, 2 if he redshirts and puts on some mass...
WE ARE! And we will always be...
As much as I trust the staff and if they offered this kid I would like him to come to PSU but unless he has a realistic shot at the NFL I wouldn't blame the kid for going to Harvard.
Dominate The State
Exactly. I'd go so far as to say that he should go to Harvard.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
If Harvard offers ANY financial aid, I agree. A free Penn State degree might compare to a Harvard degree and several hundred thousand dollars worth of debt.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
I would still take the Harvard degree and several hundred k of debt
It would depend on the degree for me...some jobs might not pay off that 100k in debt.
I also noticed an interesting note in the article:
1.) Kasey has a brother playing Juco ball...
After reading a bit about him and watching some tape, I wonder if OB and the staff would take a look (especially if he could be an EE). He was inline to start at BYU in 2010 (before getting kicked out for rules violations). Before anyone complains, the BYU boards indicate that it was an honor codes violations that at PSU would be considered a normal weekend.
I attached an article with some film. Looks like he could definitely help out on special teams. He reminds me a lot of his brother. However, Kori seems to have better quickness and moves in the open field. Kori, like Kasey is a bit small for safety, but the B1G has had a lot of small safeties that were big time producers.
He would fit right in with the famous PSU "smurfs" in the secondary then, as long as he is quick, smart and can hit hard he may be a perfect fit.
It would be hard to turn down a Harvard education though, how do the athletic scholarships work there, I am completely out of the loop when it comes to that league of schools.
This post was edited by carper2 20 months ago
Seems to me that his choice should be governed by his career dream and whether he envisions going to grad school. A Harvard education is huge, sure. But what employer wouldn't be impressed by a guy who earned good grades while playing D1 football at Penn State? In fact, a guy who helped Penn State resurrect its football legacy. If employers are looking for real-life experience, that has to rank pretty high on the totem pole.
There are not athletic scholarships. Athletes can receive them on need. However, it can be rough for those that don't get full rides and the parents can't pay for it.
I remember watching a documentary on a female basketball player at Harvard (Emily Tan) that would clean dorm bathrooms along with her roommate (another player) for spending cash.
I agree if Kasey has the chance to get an Harvard education and can afford it (or at least not get significantly in debt) he should take it. But, a PSU education and the connections of the letterman club/alumni boosters is pretty good.
This post was edited by Lion_in_CBus 20 months ago
The Princeton Review (my son is a HS senior so we have the book at the house) lists Harvard as only offering need based scholarships, no merit based. However, if they are anything like the other Ivy League schools this can still be generous. Cornell and Penn have sent my son literature, and a family of four making 75,000 a year can still receive significant financial aid (like 80%). Now these are just their examples.
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