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PSU Recruits

Chris Colasanti, LB, Bloomfield, Mich. (Brother Rice), 6-2, 235 (April 26)Notes: Penn State’s first commitment of class. Made 153 tackles his senior year, making The Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free-Press All-State first teams. Good size, speed and technique.

Josh Marks, OL, Catawissa (Southern Columbia), 6-4, 285 (May 19)Notes: One of the state’s top offensive line prospects on one of the state’s top high school teams. Four-year starter who bench-presses 400 pounds. Has great feet for a player his size.

Nathan Stupar, DE/LB, State College (State College), 6-2, 220 (May 24)Notes: First-team Class AAAA Associated Press all-state. Is switching from defensive end to linebacker his senior season to prepare to play the position in college. Athletic player who makes the unspectacular plays as well as the spectacular.

Jon Ditto, WR/TE, Monroeville (Gateway), 6-4, 220 (June 8)Notes: Played wide receiver in high school but is projected as a pass-catching tight end in college. Averaged 18 yards per catch junior season, earning second-team AP Class AAAA all-state honors. Former high school teammate of Penn State cornerback Justin King.

Chaz Powell, ATH, New Freedom (Susquehannock), 6-1, 190 (June 24)Notes: Has run for, returned a punt for and returned a kickoff for touchdowns of more than 90 yards. Also blocked 16 extra points. Versatile athlete who will likely play cornerback or, if he continues to add weight, safety at the next level.

Ryan Breen, P, Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston) 6-2, 200 (June 25)Notes: Averaged just under 40 yards per punt his junior season. Good size for a punter, and has good leg strength on kickoffs.

Nick Sukay, ATH, Greensburg (Greensburg Central Catholic), 6-3, 200 (June 26)Notes: Could play wide receiver or safety at Penn State. Was clocked at a sub-4.5 time in the 40-yard dash. Caught 29 passes, made six interceptions and forced seven fumbles as a junior.

Kevion Latham, DE, Greensboro, N.C. (Page) 6-3, 235 (July 11)Notes: Late bloomer who needs to add weight but continues to get better. Made 12.5 sacks during his junior year. Good strength (320-pound bench press) and vertical leap (32 inches).

Stephfon Green, ATH, Bronx, N.Y. (Kennedy) 5-10, 184 (July 17)Notes: Possesses sprinter’s speed (4.3 seconds in the 40) and elusiveness, scoring 13 touchdowns as a running back and returning two kickoffs for touchdowns last season. Will likely play cornerback at Penn State.

Andrew Dailey, LB, Massillon, Ohio (Massillon) 6-2, 210 (July 28)Notes: Played safety in high school but is projected as an outside linebacker in college. Good lateral speed and athleticism. Led team to state championship last season.

Quinn Barham, OL, Durham, N.C. (Hillside) 6-4, 275 (Aug. 11)Notes: Expected to play guard or center in college. High school teammate of top prospect Greg Little.

Andrew Szcerba, TE/DE, Wilmington, Del. (Salesianum) 6-7, 260 (Aug. 13)Notes: Second-team all-state selection during junior year. Showed potential as a defensive end but was recruited to play offense.

Stefen Wisniewski, OL, Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Central Catholic) 6-3, 275 (Dec. 2)Notes: Father and uncle played for Joe Paterno. One of the state’s top-rated linemen who is projected as a guard in college.

Joe Suhey, ATH, Wilmette, Ill. (Loyola Academy) 6-2, 200 (Dec. 10)Notes: Father and grandfather played at PSU. Could play any of several positions — linebacker, safety, running back or receiver.

Ako Poti, OL, San Francisco, Ca. (City College of San Francisco) 6-5, 300 (Dec. 18)Notes: First junior-college recruit at Penn State in two decades. Projected as a tackle and could contribute immediately.

Nerraw McCormack, OL, Garden City, N.Y. (Nassau Community College) 6-5, 290 (Jan. 4)Notes: Reportedly bench-presses 365 pounds. Former high school teammate of Penn State recruit Stephfon Green.

Devon Still, DL, Wilmington, Del. (Howard) 6-6, 250 (Jan. 24)Notes: Rated one of nation’s top dozen defensive linemen. Made 13 sacks during his senior season.

Derek Moye, WR, Monaca (Rochester Area) 6-4, 185 (Jan. 25)Notes: Was the WPIAL Class A Player of the Year. Good size and speed (reportedly runs a 4.5-second 40); will be looking to put on weight.

Drew Astorino, ATH, Edinboro (General McLane) 5-11, 175 (Jan. 31)Notes: Led high school team to PIAA Class AAA title. Was AAA Player of the Year as a quarterback but projects as a defensive back in college.

Chimaeze Okoli, DL, Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem) 6-5, 275 (Feb. 2)Notes: Had a big senior season (15 sacks, 72 tackles). Chose the Nittany Lions over Virginia Tech and Michigan State.

J.B. Walton, OL, Indian Head, Md. (Lackey/Milford Academy) 6-3, 280 (Sept. 18) Notes: Committed last January before enrolling in prep school, where he was a teammate of LeSean McCoy. Projected as a sure-footed guard.

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