Two-star defensive back Jake Kiley (Plymouth, N.H./New Hampton School) has no immediate plans to decommit from Penn State despite the sex-abuse scandal involving former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, according his father Ed Kiley.
"We're discussing the situation as a family right now," said Ed Kiley, who is also New Hampton's head coach. "Jake chose Penn State based on a combination of athletics and academics. He's not decommiting. That's where we stand right now."
Kiley is the top-rated recruit in New Hampshire. He committed to Penn State in July. Although he plays quarterback for New Hampton, Kiley is expected to play defensive back in college. Kiley has also received a scholarship offer from the University of New Hampshire.
"I can say that the communication from the coaches has been outstanding," Ed Kiley said. "What happens[at Penn State] is out of our hands."
Van Allen visits Boston College
Boston College's 38-7 home loss to Florida State on Thursday didn't scare off junior John Van Allen (Hartford, Conn./Avon Old Farms), who was among the BC recruits in attendance that night.
“Florida State can bring it,” said Van Allen, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver/safety. “It wasn't the greatest night on the field for BC, but as far as the game atmosphere I enjoyed it. I'm keeping them open as an option. I can see myself playing at BC.”
Van Allen has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, but said Connecticut and Syracuse have also shown strong interest. Van Allen attended two Connecticut games earlier this year, and is hoping to take in a Syracuse game before the season is over as well.
“Coach Siravo [BC coach Mike Siravo] wants me to get my film in so they can evaluate it to see if they want to accelerate it or wait until my senior year [to offer],” Van Allen said. “All the colleges have asked for my film so they can evaluate it. They all like me a safety and wideout, so we'll just have to see how it plays out.”