February 16, 2011

Unofficial 2012 PSU Offers List, as of right now

Noah Spence: PSU target No. 1? (Photo: PennLive.com)
It really is too early to start predicting or analyzing much of anything about Penn State's 2012 recruiting class, or the effort the staff is putting into this upcoming haul. But if there is one thought to describe what we're seeing so far, it's "That's more like it!"

Penn State is coming off a recruiting class that was restricted more than any we can remember. Low scholarship numbers. A terrible recruiting pool in Pennsylvania. You name it, it was working against Penn State in 2011.

But that's not the case in 2012. Penn State will probably have more than 23 scholarships coming open for next year's class. The state of Pennsylvania is the strongest it's been in years. And to top it off, the coaching staff is going after the biggest names in the nation, and doing it with some actual confidence they can land the kids.

The list of scholarship offers for 2012 is growing by the hour/day (literally, I had to update the list as I wrote up this post). So, by the time you read this, it may be already due for an update. But for now this is what I've gathered from around the internets. Each prospect is listed with only his projected position, hometown, and which places have Penn State on the offers list on that player's profile. If there are any corrections that need to be made to this list, please just leave it in the comments and I'll tackle it ASAP.

Updated: 3/2/11

PositionProspectHometown/SchoolOffers Reported by…
AthArmani ReevesW. Roxbury(MA)/Catholic Memorial247, Rivals, Scout
AthCorey SmithAkron(OH)/Buchtel247, Scout
AthCyrus JonesBaltimore(MD)/Gilman School247, Rivals, Scout
AthD.J. FosterScottsdale(AZ)/Saguaro247, Rivals, Scout
AthDavonte NealParadise Valley(AZ)/Chaparral247, Rivals
AthDevin FullerWestwood(NJ)/N. Valley Regional247, Rivals, Scout
AthGreg GarmonErie(PA)/McDowell247, Rivals, Scout
AthWayne MorganBrooklyn(NY)/Erasmus Hall247, Rivals, Scout
CBElijah ShumateRamsey(NJ)/Don Bosco Prep247, Rivals, Scout
DBBam BradleyDayton(OH)/Trotwood-Madison247
DBJarrod WilsonAkron(OH)/BuchtelScout
DBDemetrious CoxJeannette(PA)/Jeannette247, Rivals, Scout
DEBrent WilkersonHyattsville(MD)/Dematha247, Rivals, Scout
DEEli HaroldVirginia Beach(VA)/Ocean Lakes247, Rivals, Scout
DEMike MooreHyattsville(MD)/Dematha247, Rivals
DENoah SpenceHarrisburg(PA)/Bishop McDevitt247, Rivals, Scout
DERyan WatsonOlney(MD)/Good CounselRivals, Scout
DTEddie GoldmanWashington(DC)/Friendship Collegiate247, Rivals, Scout
DTJarron JonesRochester(NY)/Aquinas Institute247, Rivals, Scout
DTJordan WatkinsCollege Park(GA)/Woodward Academy247, Scout
DTKorren KirvenLynchburg(VA)/Brookville247, Rivals, Scout
DTSheldon DayIndianapolis(IN)/Warren Central247, Rivals, Scout
DTTommy SchuttGlen Ellyn(IL)/Glenbard West247, Rivals, Scout
LBJames RossWest Bloomfield(MI)/St. Mary's Prep247, Scout
LB Quanzell LambertSicklerville(NJ)/Timber Creek247, Rivals, Scout
LB/DBDeontay McManusBaltimore(MD)/Dunbar247, Rivals, Scout
LBNyeem WartmanWest Scranton(PA)/Valley View247, Rivals, Scout
OGAnthony StankoWarren(OH)/Howland247, Rivals, Scout
OL Adam BisnowatyPittsburgh(PA)/Fox Chapel247, Rivals, Scout
OL Brian GaiaBaltimore(MD)/Gilman SchoolRivals, Scout
OL Chris MullerBoyertown(PA)/Boyertown247, Rivals
OL J.J. DenmanFairless Hills(PA)/Pennsbury247, Rivals, Scout
OL Zach BannerLakewood(WA)/Lakes247, Rivals, Scout
OL Patrick DeStefanoRoebuck(SC)/Dorman247, Rivals, Scout
OTGreg PykeBaltimore(MD)/The Boys' Latin247, Scout
QBZeke PikeFt. Mitchell(KY)/Dixie Heights247, Rivals, Scout
RBMike DavisStone Mountain(GA)/Stephenson247, Rivals, Scout
RBRonald DarbyOxon Hill(MD)/Potomac 247, Rivals, Scout
RBRushel ShellAliquippa(PA)/Hopewell247, Rivals, Scout
RBT.J. YeldonDaphne(AL)/DaphneScout
RBWes BrownOlney(MD)/Good Counsel247, Rivals, Scout
RBWilliam MahoneYoungstown(OH)/Fitch247, Rivals, Scout
RB Keith MarshallRaleigh(NC)/Millbrook247, Rivals, Scout
RB/DBJevon TyreeMonmouth Junction(NJ)/S. Brunswick247, Rivals, Scout
RB/LBDrew HarrisExton(PA)/Downingtown East247, Rivals, Scout
TE/DEColin ThompsonWarminster(PA)/Archbishop Wood247, Scout
TE/LBDillon LeeBuford(GA)/Buford247, Rivals
TE/LBJ.P. HoltzPittsburgh(PA)/Shaler247
WRCamren WilliamsW. Roxbury(MA)/Catholic Memorial247, Rivals, Scout
WREugene LewisPlymouth(PA)/Wyoming Valley W.247, Rivals, Scout
WR/DBCanaan SeverinWorcester(MA)/Worcester Acad.247, Rivals, Scout
WR/DBIan ThomasReisterstown(MD)/Franklin247, Rivals

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  1. http://pennstate.247sports.com/Article/Lions-offer-Future247-linebacker-15249

    That link says "Lions Offer Future 247 Linebacker." However, it's VIP, so I coundn't get the name in this case. I looked through the listed LB'ers on Google and I couldn't find the name that matches that face.
    Stafon Diggs, Joel Caleb, and Mike Moore also have VIP links on that site. Therefore, I'm assuming if they haven't been offered yet, those links probably discuss PSU having serious interest and will be soon to offer?

  2. Thanks, Eric. Yeah, I saw that too, but can't figure exactly who it is. Not only don't I have any premium subscriptions anymore, but I can't repost stuff from behind a paywall anyway.

    But like you said, if it's still behind a paywall, I'm wondering if it's not "official" yet.

  3. Added: Nyeem Wartman, from NE PA.