Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recruiting Surge

It was a great weekend for Penn State Football!

According to,
DaQuan Jones, a Press & Sun-Bulletin All-Metro lineman from Johnson City, has verbally committed to play football at Penn State.

This announcement came on the heels of another huge grab for the Lions. Hailes to the Lion!

Hailes, a two-time all-state and two-time All-Tidewater selection, said he chose the Nittany Lions over such schools as Tennessee, LSU and Virginia Tech because he liked what Penn State had to offer.

"The thing I liked most about them is that they emphasized academics more than football," said Hailes as he drove from State College on his way back to Chesapeake following his visit to the school.

What also helped was his relationship with defensive line coach Larry Johnson. . . A chance to play for Penn State coach Joe Paterno was icing on the cake.

Morgan [Oscar Smith Head Coach] said Hailes picking Penn State was "a no-brainer."

"He got up there and was blown away by the visit," he said. "And he loved Larry Johnson. That was the biggest thing. His parents also fell in love with the place and they thought it was the best place for him." team rankings list Penn State at #5 in the country behind Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida with the highest average star rating of any of the schools listed--4.00!

Welcome to Penn State, DaQuan and Evan!!!

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