Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Penn State adds another PIAA state champ to the class of 2010

After announcing the 6th best recruiting class for 2009, incoming Lions wrestling coach Cael Sanderson hit another home run for the class of 2010 landing highly sought after Dirk Cowburn of Coudersport High School.

Penn State coach Cael Sanderson visited Cowburn's home last week, and Sanderson didn't have to make an extensive sales pitch. Cowburn quickly selected the Nittany Lions over Oklahoma State and Nebraska.

"There were a few schools that I had in mind, but it really came down to the atmosphere at Penn State, with the wrestling room, practice partners and team unity," Cowburn said. "I know a lot of people that go there."

With Cowburn and fellow future teammates Dylan and Andrew Alton the first three verbals of the 2010 class have combined for five PIAA state titles and all three are heavy favorites to win this year. Combine that with 2009 incoming super stud and four-time Ohio state champion David Taylor and you have four wrestlers in the middle of Penn State's future lineup that looks pretty impressive. But even more exciting is the comments all these blue chip wrestlers are now saying about Penn State.

"I think the ball is really rolling," Cowburn said. "Everybody wants to go to Penn State. Right now, we are getting the best recruits in the nation, we have the best coaching staff in the nation and we are going to have the best practice partners."

As a long time wrestling fan it's very hard to not get really excited about Penn State's future under Cael Sanderson.

Oh Hell with it give me a dancin' monkey!!!

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