Friday, October 11, 2013
Big visitors set to invade Penn State
By Brad Bournival
Bill O’Brien isn’t missing a chance to put Penn State on center stage this week as the Nittany Lions prepare to play host to undefeated Michigan.
With an eye to the future, the reigning Big Ten Coach of the Year has more than a busload full of visitors coming to check in on his program.
Here are the biggest names scheduled to head to Happy Valley this weekend.
TE Mike Gesicki (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) -- The 6-foot-5, 202-pound three-star standout is ready to make his college choice and is expected to do so after his trip to Penn State. He was at Ohio State on an official visit two weeks ago and also has Rutgers and Wisconsin in his top group. The Nittany Lions could be the favorite.
DT Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln) -- The ESPN 300 defensive tackle -- he’s ranked 86th overall -- will head to Ohio State on an official visit after this weekend. Holley’s recruiting process doesn’t appear to be drawing to a close anytime soon, so a commitment after his visit is highly unlikely.