January 11, 2010

Penn State says bye-bye to Adrian Coxson

What looked like one of Penn State's biggest recruiting grabs in the 2010 class, Maryland wide receiver Adrian Coxson, will not be playing ball in blue and white this fall. The Baltimore standout has reportedly been told by Penn State that there is not enough room for him in the current recruiting class.

Coxson (Rivals/Scout/ESPN) would have been one of only three receivers in this recruiting class, and easily the most highly-touted of them. He is ranked the 38th wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com, ninth in Scout.com's receiver rankings, and is 81st overall in ESPNU's top 150 rankings.

Coxson has been listed by many as just a "soft" verbal to Penn State since giving his word way back in April 2009, but there was no indication that he wanted to ditch Penn State for another school. That is, there were no indications until Penn State decided to ditch him today. (HT:NWO)

The Gators had been on his radar since the beginning, but Florida rose in his list after a late-November visit. In hindsight, it is no wonder Penn State's recruiting staff didn't act or sound the least bit worried about Coxson's visit--they wanted him gone anyway.

The Nittany Lions' top recruiter, Larry Johnson, Sr., was in charge of signing Coxson this year. Johnson has regularly cleaned house in the DC Metro Area, grabbing guys like Navorro Bowman, Bani Gbadyu, AJ Wallace, Aaron Maybin, among others in recent recruiting classes.


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1 comment:

  1. This situation sounds much worse than it is. In reality, Penn State didn't absolutely need receivers in this class. There are five or six on the roster right now who do/could start. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this was a move to concentrate all efforts on Marcus Lattimore.