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Colasanti Talks PSU Pledge

Chris Colasanti.

Chris Colasanti made up his mind; he wanted to become a Penn State linebacker. But, after telling Nittany Lion assistant Ron Vanderlinden of his decision Thursday, he also wanted to break the news to legendary PSU coach Joe Paterno himself. So he asked Vanderlinden to keep it quiet.

Colasanti, a standout from Brother Rice High in Bloomfield, Mich., had a Friday morning meeting with Paterno, and the prospect's mother, father and older brother sat in on the discussion. Or was it the other way around? Paterno has a reputation for zeroing in on parents as much as athletes while recruiting. And Chris' parents are more talkative than their son, a quiet type who addresses the older...

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