Thursday, January 25, 2007

PENN STATE 2007 RECRUITS

*All info according to Scout.com



Derek Moye
Pos: WR
Rochester, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

Moye has outstanding size (6-5), but he needs to thicken up. He is a great red zone weapon and is very explosive. He is deceptively fast for his size and will get yards after the catch.
-first-team All-State by the Associated Press.
-first team All-Conference by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team




Stefen Wisniewski
Pos: OG
Pittsburgh, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

Another in a long line of Penn State legacies although I doubt you will find many fans crying nepotism in Stefen’s case. As a senior, Wisniewski was selected as a U.S. Army All-American. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team.
Wisniewski earned first team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State, Pittsburgh tribune-Review "Terrific 25" and All-WPIAL honors. Recorded 64 tackles, including 10 for losses and six sacks.



Chris Colasanti
Pos: MLB
Bloomfield, MI
Ranking: 4 Star

Colasanti had 153 tackles, four sacks and an interception in 2005. He was named All-Catholic League, 1st team Oakland County by the Oakland Press, 1st team All-Metro by the Detroit News and the Detroit Free-Press and 1st team All-State by the Detroit News, Detroit Free-Press and the Associated Press. As a senior, Colasanti had 53 tackles (70 assisted), 12 tackles for loss, 6 1/2 sacks and two fumble recoveries. Colasanti earned All-Metro honors as a senior and was named to the Detroit News "Dream Team".



Nick Sukay
Position: S
Greensburg, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

As a junior, Sukay earned All-conference and All-League honors. Was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25" team. Sukay caught 29 passes for 660 yards and eight touchdowns. Recorded 58 tackles, six interceptions and seven forced fumbles.
As a senior, Sukay was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" team.



Nathan Stupar
Pos: SLB
State College, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

Another Penn State legacy his father played Defensive Tackle at PSU. As a junior Stupar earned first team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State and first team PA Football News All-State honors. Played Defensive End as a junior and switched to Linebacker for his senior season.





Devon Still
Pos: DT
Wilmington, DE
Ranking: 4 Star

Earned second team All-State as a defensive lineman and third team All-State as an offensive lineman. He recorded 55 tackles, 21 for loss, five sacks and two fumble recoveries as a junior. Still benches 320, has a dead lift of 425 and a 28" vertical jump.



Andrew Szczerba
Pos: TE
Wilmington, DE
Ranking: 4 Star

Junior stats: 13 rec/254 yards/2 TDs; bench presses 300 pounds and squats 315. He was an second team All-State selection. As a senior, Szczerba earned First Team All-Conference honors on offense and defense.




Andrew Dailey
Pos: WLB
Massillon, OH
Ranking: 4 Star

Dailey helped lead his team to a state championship in 2005. Andrew is one of the Top 10 prospects in the Midwest in 2006. Played Safety as a junior and switched to Linebacker as a senior.





J.B. Walton
Pos: OG
Indian Head, MD
Ranking: 4 Star

Walton ranks No. 27 nationally for offensive linemen and is one of the nation's premier pulling guards. Committed last year but had to attend Milford Academy.



Josh Marks
Pos: OT
Catawissa, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

Marks a perennial All-State selection has been the anchor of the Southern Columbia lines the past three seasons. Marks is a very strong athlete, bench pressing 400+ pounds. He delivers a quick and powerful punch and moves well for his size.





Jon Ditto
Pos: TE
Monroeville, PA
Ranking: 4 Star

As a junior earned second team Class AAAA Associated Press All-State and third team PA Football News All-State. Ditto caught 29 passes for 508 yards and five touchdowns. He is fearless going over the middle showing good concentration when knowing he’s going to get punished by the secondary. Ditto also can get by you deep with his deceptive speed.



Drew Astorino
Pos: CB
Glen Rock, PA
Ranking: 3 Star

Seinor Stats: 50 tackles and six interceptions

Astorino was named first team Class AAA All-State by the Associated-Press and was named Player of the Year. He was named to the Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33" team.




Chimaeze Okoli
Pos: DT
Virginia Beach, VA
Ranking: 3 Star









Chaz Powell
Pos: CB
Glen Rock, PA
Ranking: 3 Star

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Powell played running back and defensive back last season for Susquehannock where he accumulated 1190 yards rushing, 16 touchdowns, 11 yards per carry, 30 yards per catch, 16 blocked extra points, three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. Powell also holds the school record for the longest touchdown (a 98-yard touchdown run this past season) and he added a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to go along with a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown his sophomore season.



Kevion Latham
Pos: DE
Greensboro, NC
Ranking: 3 Star

During his first year on varsity at Greensboro (N.C.) Page, Latham recorded 12 ½ sacks and was second on the team in tackles, as a junior. He earned second team all-conference recognition for his accomplishments.





Stephfon Green
Pos: CB
Bronx, NY
Ranking: 3 Star

Green ran for more than 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. On defense, he intercepted two passes and ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns in nine games. He was named first team All-Conference.






Ako Poti
Pos: OT
CC of San Francisco (Junior College)
Ranking: 3 Star










Nerraw McCormack
Pos: OT
Nassau (Junior College)
Ranking: 3 Star











Quinn Barham
Pos: OG
Durham, NC
Ranking: 2 Star










Ryan Breen
Pos: P
Clarkston, MI
Ranking: 2 Star
With the departure of Kapinos, a punter was crucial for Penn State. Breen, is an all-county kicker/punter last season who averaged just under 40 yards a punt and frequently puts his kickoffs into the end zone.








Joe Suhey
Pos: S
Wilmette, IL
Ranking: 2 Star
Son of former Penn State and Chicago Bears star Matt Suhey. Very good athlete that could play on either side of the ball at the next level.



4 comments:

Coach said...

some good looking kids in that bunch.

thanks for the listing.

I'm certainly not against legacy players - in fact I applaud it. Now there's a whole new generation of kids who are going to have to learn how to pronounce Wisniewski.

Galen said...

No problem coach, we need something to talk about over the next few months. I’ll update this list if/and when our Lions add to it.

I know the name Wisniewski is tuff but I’m still trying to figure out Szczerba!! Speaking of which the expression on both their faces in those pics is classic. They both look like..

A) you just told them you stole their girlfriend or
B) they are very hungry and you’re the only one holding a foot-long cheese steak sub

Black Shoe Diaries said...

Add Derek Moye to the list. WoOt!

Galen said...

Geesshh, I'm going to get carpal tunnel at this rate.