WR Brian Lemelle undecided about future


HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Brian Lemelle smiled and shrugged his shoulders: He wasn't quite sure where he'd land on signing day.

The three-star wideout hasn't scheduled any official visits. He has no favorites. And his only unofficial trips have been to Virginia, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Penn State.

"I just want to take my time with it," the Bishop McDevitt standout said. "If the right school comes along, I'll make my decision then."

Lemelle said he's still far from naming a top-5 but acknowledged he speaks to Penn State assistant Larry Johnson about every other week. The Nittany Lions are among the schools he chats with the most; others include West Virginia, Cincinnati, Iowa and Nebraska.

"I'm still interested in Penn State," the 5-foot-11, 175-pound wideout said. "Even with the sanctions, if I go there and probably redshirt, I'll get two years in for bowls."

Lemelle last visited Penn State for the Blue-White Game, and the campus is just a 90-minute drive from his home. Still, he said distance isn't a priority.

Instead, he said he'll only play for a pass-first team and under a coaching staff that will stay together for the next four to five years.

"I was watching Penn State's game, and I like what Coach [Bill] O'Brien's doing passing the ball," he said. "It's nice to see."

Lemelle currently boasts 13 offers and hopes to haul in more during the season. Although he currently has no plans for future visits, he said he's most likely to see some combination of West Virginia, Cincinnati, Purdue, Iowa, Boston College and Penn State.

"I talk with my parents, and they tell me to just take my time and I'll know when I find the right school," Lemelle said. "So I don't know if I'll have to use all five officials or not. It depends if I find the right school."