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Monday, May 13, 2013
2015 CB McFadden still learning about PSU

By Josh Moyer

Class of 2015 CB Tarvarus McFadden (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage) said he was happy to add a Penn State offer to his growing list -- but he still hasn't reached a verdict on the Nittany Lions.

"I really don't know too much about them," he said. "I'm going to do my research, but right now, I don't know too much. I haven't talked to Coach [Anthony] Midget that much; he just visited my school last week."

McFadden is already up to 10 offers but plans to take his recruitment slowly. He wants to see what offers roll in before taking visits, and he said he might even wait until next summer, after his junior year, to start traveling to schools.

He said distance isn't a big issue for him, so he hasn't ruled out Penn State already. His top priorities include academics, his relationship with the staff, defensive schemes and team chemistry.

But when asked about the Nittany Lions' reputation in his area, and whether the northern university satisfied any of those requirements, McFadden offered the equivalent of a verbal shrug.

"Over here, you don't hear too much about Penn State, to tell you the truth," he said. "Like I said, I just don't know too much about it."

McFadden holds offers from the likes of Florida State and LSU but said he doesn't yet boast any favorites. As a 6-foot-3 cornerback who reportedly runs a 49-second 400-meter dash, he's a bit of an anomaly.

And, for right now, he plans to improve his speed and focus on football before he worries about his recruitment.

"I'm just taking my time and letting everything kind of open up," he said. "It's just nice to know I'll be able to play D-I ball."