Penn State Football

Penn State Rakes at Nike Camp

Paul SalmanSenior Analyst IMay 13, 2008

This past weekend at the State College Nike camp, Penn State sured up the future of its defensive backfield, and athleticism for the 2009 class.

With 4 commitments in the last 2 weeks, 3 of them coming over this weekend, and 1 of them being a de-commitment from Ohio State to Penn State, the 2009 class looks great on the defensive side of the ball, as well as the overall speed and athleticism.

Below is a list of the recent commitments and stats, as well as college choices each had which I believe is the best way to grade these players rather then the stars they receive:

Darrell Givens: Cornerback Indian Head (MD) Lackey (4 Star recruit)
Ht: 5-foot-11
Wt: 174 lbs
Forty: 4.46 secs
Squat max: 485 pounds
Vertical: 36 inches
Class: 2009 (High School)
College Choices: Ohio State (de-commited), Florida, Michigan,
Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Tennessee,
Miami, etc...

Derrick Thomas: Cornerback from Greenbelt (MD) Eleanor Roosevelt
Ht: 6-foot-0
Wt: 173 lbs
Forty: 4.49 secs
Bench max: 265 pounds
Vertical: 37 inches
GPA: 2.71
Class: 2009 (High School)
College Choices: Virginia Tech, Louisville, Pitt, Rutgers

Stephen Obeng-Agyapong: Safety Bronx (NY) John F. Kennedy
Ht: 5-foot-11
Wt: 185 lbs
Forty: 4.5 secs
Class: 2009 (High School)
College Choices: Iowa, Maryland

Malcolm Willis: Safety Indian Head (MD) Lackey
Ht: 5-foot-11
Wt: 206 lbs
Forty: 4.64 secs
Bench max: 310 pounds
Squat max: 585 pounds
GPA: 3.75
Class: 2009 (High School)
College Choices: Ohio State, Virgina Tech, Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Illinois

Close to commiting:

Stephon Morris: Cornerback from Greenbelt (MD) Eleanor Roosevelt
Ht: 5-foot-8
Wt: 173 lbs
Forty: 4.48 secs
Vertical: 37 inches
Class: 2009 (High School)
College Choices: Tennessee, Virgina Tech, Louisville, Rutgers, Illinois

 To see pics of the players click here.

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