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Inside a Visit: Dad's Eye View

Tom McEowen.

It is a perspective routinely overlooked. But as the coaching staffs from all of the colleges entertain potential signees on official weekend visits, the parents of those recruits are also being catered to. For as much as a program needs to sell itself to a prospect, it also must win over mom and dad.

At Penn State, it's no different. The official visit is a well-coordinated three-day event that involves the likes of Penn State players, coaches, and even Joe Paterno's wife, Sue . Paul McEowen, father of current Penn State defensive tackle commitment Tom McEowen, made the trip to Happy Valley this past weekend for an official visit with his son and his wife. For the McEowen family, it was...

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