August 19, 2010

Penn State offers WV RB Allan Wasonga

Photo: Charleston Gazette
Penn State has reportedly verbally offered a scholarship to Parkersburg (WV) running back Allan Wasonga (Rivals/Scout/ESPN). Wasonga ran for 2,204 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2009. He was named first team All-State, All-Conference, and named West Virginia's Gatorade Player of the Year.

The rising senior was on campus July 27 for a visit, and has been reportedly high on Penn State for a while. I would imagine that we'll hear of his formal written offer soon.

More on Wasonga, below this highlight reel:

Wasonga is rated in the top-25 among running backs for 2011. He's been described as "underrated" and having an "explosive skill set" by a few very good scouting services. He averaged 10 yards per carry in 2009, and more than 200 yards per game, on his way to 2,200 yards and 29 total touchdowns his junior season. Wasonga also averaged a freakish 35 yards per touchdown run.

By the way... In case you haven't heard the screaming coming from the BWI and FOS message boards, along with some rather strange gloating from the Pitt fans, East Stroudsburg (PA) defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett verbally committed to play football for Pittsburgh, as he announced his decision yesterday at a press conference. Jarrett was reportedly leaning more heavily towards Pitt these last few weeks. And as I mentioned, the message boards were blowing up with that news. Actually, it kind of looked like this yesterday:

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  1. Jarrett didn't have his priorities straight. He liked Pitt better because of the "city" lifestyle. He won't develop in to much with that mentality. As soon as I heard he liked the city atmosphere, I knew he'd pick Pitt.

  2. Sure, it sucks that he didn't like us as much. But don't just insult the kid. He had a choice, he made it. Take satisfaction in the fact that he will never, ever get to play us.

  3. Ha ha, very good point Maria, he WON'T ever play us as long as Joe is here.

  4. Lance. From the Florida Today Freshman receiver Adrian Coxson has been granted release from his scholarship at Florida. The Baltimore, Md., recruit wants to move closer to home. Coxson is the second freshman to leave UF in a week. Safety Jordan Haden, younger brother of ex-Gator star Joe Haden, also left the program this week. He is from Fort Washington, Md.
    Any chance they go to Happy Valley?

  5. Coxson is enrolling at Maryland.

  6. Ive seen Jarrett in person last yr...came away unimpressed he plays in a poor league and i sure did not see any dominance i would expect in a 4 star. This kid is the beneficiary of a weak Pa this yr.

  7. News around P-burg is most offers for Wasonga have been retracted. He took a gym class in summer school to get his GPA to a 2.0 Not many colleges willing to gamble..