PSU Adds to Class of '07
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Posted Dec 12, 2006

Penn State has recently made an addition to their football Class of 2007 with Joe Suhey, the son of former Penn State and Chicago Bears star, Matt Suhey, and the cousin of current Nittany Lion player Kevin Suhey.

Joe Suhey, a 6-foot-2, 200 pound, athlete from Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. is a three-year varsity starter for the Ramblers and come from Penn State lineage that includes his father Matt, his grandfather Steve, who was a PSU All-American in the 1940s and his great grandfather Bob Higgins who was also a Penn State All-American and coach.

Matt Suhey, who played fullback for the Bear from 1980 to 1989 and made a career blocking for Walter Payton, talked to FOS today, and said, "Yes, he (Joe) committed a couple of days ago."

Suhey has attracted interest from programs like Illinois, Iowa, Notre Dame, Florida and North Carolina.

An All-Area selection as a junior, many folks feel that Suhey was a lock for Penn State because of his family's success as a Nittany Lion as well as Matt Suhey’s relationship with the Paterno family but that may not be the case.

Suhey has become close friends with Loyola Academy basketball teammate Jeff Jordan, who happens to be the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan.

His coach, John Holecek, is a former Illinois and NFL linebacker.

In terms of position at the next level some feel Suhey could be a possession receiver or a fullback. Others feel that he will grow into an outside linebacker.


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