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Recruiting notebook Part 2

  • I feel like I own a share in some winery after all the wine I've drank here.

    The duck is awesome too.

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  • Let's be real ... guys want to hear about any hot euro girls you may have encountered.

    So what country has the hottest?

    If winning was easy even losers would do it.

  • Sounds like Ole Miss would have a good shot at flipping 2013.

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    #DicedPineapples

  • The difference between a Swiss Army knife and a French army knife is that the French army knife comes with a small foldable white flag.

  • Forgot to post these last night. I need to clear my notebook and start fresh for next week.

    jmaus24
    I mentioned in my update a few weeks ago that I'm not real sure QB is much of a priority in this class, but here's another one to monitor if PSU decides to go that route. A PSU fan growing up, particularly a John Schaffer fan, this is obviously a guy PSU has an inside track on if they want to go that route. You could definitely hear the passion in his voice during the conversation and he's not afraid to lay it out there about how he feels. He recounted one story to me about his sophomore season. He threw a pass right to the opposing safety in the second round of the playoffs ending the season for his team. He said he got pretty distraught about the whole thing, but a revitalizing conversation with his girlfriend reminded him of everything he's worked towards and that really motivated him heading into his junior season. His team ended up making it to the State Championship this past season and in a short talk with his coach he attributed it to jmaus24's resiliency. Even if the scholarship doesn't come through, I would expect a strong push from the staff for a run-on position.

    Philafan
    I ended up going through two phones while on the phone, even turning the speaker volume to 1 couldn't save the phone. A recruit that fits more the bill of Coach Chambers and the basketball team with his philly swagger, philafan has dedicated himself to the football field although he did have a brief stint on the soccer pitch, but he found himself sitting out more games for cards than he ended up playing. While I like Penn State's chances here, I caution you guys into believing everything you read with him. I got a call from philafan a couple weeks ago asking if O'Brien was quitting coaching to buy some local pizza joint. I quickly assured him that he was taking his sons out to eat, but there are a few question marks that accompany the talent. I think 247 has the correct 4 star rating, a player with a high ceiling, but might be too much of a risk in this class. Strangely enough he ended the conversation with a "Go Pens" - an odd ending to a unique conversation.

    PSUbills62
    If you're looking for the next John Urschel, this might be your best bet. Wants to major in mechanical engineering and already has designed several computer programs that have helped his classmates study more effectively. I think I actually got more information about not only his fellow teammates, but also the other D-1 athletes in his county than most coaches could give me. Very easy interview and I believe he'd have a chance to get some early PT with an aptness to picking up the playbook quickly.

    Couple quick hitters
    I asked Hamilton Lion how he'd feel about playing with MTayl72 at PSU, being there one mutual offer. Told me "there's no chance MTayl72 ends up at PSU, so it's really not worth discussing. I severely doubt he'll ever visit the state of Pennsylvania."

    Blue-chip football/basketball recruit comm told me he's going to pursue basketball. Apparently a disagreement with his high school football coach has really turned him off the sport.

    A real old name - 5 years ago you may recall a young up-and-coming athlete, tortoise. Apparently he fizzled out once he entered high school and his family moved to the Galapagos.

    getmyjive11 narrowed his list to 3 today (which yes includes PSU), but the more interesting news was the elimination of Rutgers. If you guys recall, the fans there were pretty confident, but I'll admit it was a pretty creepy fascination. Some fan, RutgersAl, even had a youtube video trying to sing him into a commitment.

    I know there were some requests to get an interview with sneakypete. Unfortunately when I called, all I heard was a screaming baby and then the phone disconnected. I'll keep trying though.

  • " getmyjive11 narrowed his list to 3 today (which yes includes PSU), but the more interesting news was the elimination of Rutgers. If you guys recall, the fans there were pretty confident, but I'll admit it was a pretty creepy fascination. Some fan, RutgersAl, even had a youtube video trying to sing him into a commitment"

    LOL

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  • Excellent notebook

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    "You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional." JVP

  • I actually LOLed.

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    ‏@Cordale10 Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS