Penn State Nittany Lions: Jeremiah Clarke

NittanyNation mailbag 

June, 21, 2013
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Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions, and we've selected three to answer in-depth this week.

Brian Wess (@bwessfootball) writes: What do you make of the Qadree Ollison offer? Would they take three running backs this class? Would they move Nick Scott to safety? Also, why do you think they just offered him now?

NN Mailbag: Priorities & projections 

June, 7, 2013
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Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions, and we've selected three to answer in-depth this week.

Clay Sauertieg (@CSauertiegPSU) writes: With Michael O'Connor and Troy Vincent likely making 12 commits, are Montae Nicholson, Alex Bookser and Dravon Henry the priorities?


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NittanyNation week in review

May, 12, 2013
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NittanyNation takes a look at this past week's Penn State football news and what you might have missed:
Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) took the next step in the recruiting process Tuesday night by announcing his top six on Twitter.

The 6-foot-4, 272-pound lineman said the schools on his short list now include Penn State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia, Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee. Clarke said in a text he's not yet sure whether he'll visit any of those schools again.

The Virginia product is currently hoping to commit somewhere by the end of the month, so his top-six announcement was expected. He holds 17 offers, and some of the bigger schools left off his top six included Maryland, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

He finished his junior season with 11.5 sacks despite playing six games with a broken left hand. He also had 38 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and seven quarterback hurries through 10 games.

According to Clarke, Penn State's staff told him that his playing style was similar to third-round NFL draft pick Jordan Hill.
Josh Moyer talks with DT Jeremiah Clarke (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) about when he plans to commit and his thoughts on PSU.

PSU's big board: Defensive tackles 

April, 9, 2013
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PSU is expected to take just one DT this class -- and no defensive ends -- so the commit here obviously will play a critical role.

As a result, NittanyNation decided to produce a top-six list that attempts to mirror the Lions' big board. Four defensive tackles already hold offers, and two more are waiting in the wings. Here they are:


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2014 PSU spotlight: DT Jeremiah Clarke 

April, 8, 2013
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Over the next few months, NittanyNation will look closer at the 2014 recruits who claim offers from Penn State. Today we examine defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke, who received an offer on Feb. 28.

Vitals: DT Jeremiah Clarke, Alexandria (Va.) T.C. Williams, 6-foot-4, 272 pounds


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Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke picked up two Penn State shirts and some socks downtown Wednesday after an unofficial visit he labeled "perfect."


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Three recruits soon to visit Happy Valley 

March, 11, 2013
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Three rising seniors plan to visit Happy Valley in the next nine days -- including a defensive lineman with high interest in the Nittany Lions.

Here's a closer look at those players and what they're hoping to get out of the trips:


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NittanyNation mailbag: Next commit? 

March, 1, 2013
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Welcome to NittanyNation's mailbag! We asked you to tweet or email your questions this week, and we've selected three to answer in-depth -- starting with the question we received most.

Alex Williams writes in an email: Any idea who will commit next in this class? And who are the biggest names that could commit soon?

Josh Moyer: Well, I think there's a few guys to keep an eye on right now -- mainly two who are kind of on "commitment watch." Defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke was offered on Thursday and wanted to see Penn State on Saturday. (The coaching staff is on vacation, however, so he'll visit in the near future.) His coach used to play under PSU DL coach Larry Johnson, and he counts Penn State as one of his top three schools. I think there was a good chance he would have committed this weekend if a visit was arranged.

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5 Questions: 2014 DL Jeremiah Clarke 

March, 1, 2013
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Every week, NittanyNation will pose five questions to a recruit, player, alum or commit about all things Penn State.

This week's subject is Jeremiah Clarke, a defensive lineman out Alexandria (Va.) T.C. Williams who holds five FBS offers -- including one from Penn State. He received an offer from PSU on Thursday and initially planned to visit this weekend, but the staff's heading on vacation, so he'll visit another time in the near future.


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