Today in the people’s republic of Jeanette, Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary and Jay Paterno met with the nations top player in Jayhawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
The meeting, by all accounts went well, but Pryor told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that he isn’t sure if State College is the place for him.
“I just don’t know about the area up there. I don’t know if I’d like being in that kind of area,” Pryor told reporter Mike White.
The other big news out of Pryor’s meet and greet with Paterno and company is that he may push his announcement back a day or two. Pryor had been scheduled to announce his college choice on ESPN next Tuesday (aka, *the* day, aka National Letter of Intent Day), but things could be changing.
“I’d say it’s about 50-50 that I’ll push things back,” Pryor said.
One of the main reasons Pryor might not sign next Wednesday is because he is thinking about making an official visit to the University of Oregon some time next week.
Kerr stays close to home
Per the Rivals.com ticker Maryland defensive tackle Zach Kerr has given his committment to Mayrland, meaning PSU is out of the mix.
Kerr was picking between the Terps, Nittany Lions, Rutgars, and Illinois.
“Actually I made my decision on Monday night,” Kerr told Mike Farrell. “Then I told Coach Friedgen and Coach Sollazzo.
“It’s my hometown school and they stuck with me, other schools didn’t through the whole process,” he said. “I made my decision not thinking about football. I took it out of the equation and this was more about my life and education. I’m not saying other schools don’t have a good education, but I saw what was best for me.”
Tate no longer looking at Lions
BWI is also reporting that DeMatha wide receiver Kenny Tate will choose between Illinois and Maryland and it appears PSU is out of that picture as well.
Tate could have likely redshirted this season and wants to play immediately.
It’s a blow to the Nits recruiting simply because they need receivers in the incoming class. Receivers and quarterback will be a focal point next season, specifically receiver. That and they will need to develop all of the above between Chris Bell, Derek Moye, Brett Brackett and maybe even throw some playing time towards A.J. Price right off the bat too.
PSU is very thin at receiver after this season.