Crowell Plans PSU Visit

Crowell recently ran a 4.51 40-time in a combine.

Maryland linebacker Conner Crowell is up to 13 offers, one of the most recent ones coming from Penn State. When is the recruit heading to Penn State for a visit?

Two weeks ago, Conner Crowell got an offer in the mail from Penn State. It all began about a month ago, when Crowell said that Nittany Lions' coaches Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden stopped by his school and talked with him.

During the meeting, Crowell said that the coaches extended an offer to him and told him that the official letter would be coming in the mail.

During the conversation, the Maryland linebacker recruit said that they rarely talked football. Instead, the Penn State coaches discussed family and school, focusing on things off the field. Crowell enjoyed the conversation.

In part of the conversation, when the offer came up, the coaches asked Crowell if he might be interested in playing for Penn State.

"Definitely," Crowell said he told the coaches. "It'd be great to play at Penn State."

Next week, Crowell will visit Penn State and UConn, the first of two stops on summer trips that will most likely take him to North Carolina, Ohio State, Rutgers and West Virginia among other programs. This won't be the first visit to State College for Crowell, who attended a Penn State football camp while he was in eighth grade. Last year, he went to the Ohio State game at Happy Valley and left very impressed with the passion and pride displayed by Penn State fans.

"Penn State is a team I grew up following when I first started to play football," Crowell said.

During these summer visits, he plans to build a stronger relationship with the different programs' coaching staffs that have offered him and he wants to learn more about their depth at linebacker. Crowell is up to 13 offers but is still hitting the combine circuit hard. He participated in the Under Armour Combine on Sunday where he ran a 4.51 in the 40 and had a shuttle time of 4.26.

Crowell plans to make his decision on senior night during his team's final high school game Nov. 7, though he said that it is possible he could commit before that.

Kristian R. Dyer can be reached for questions, comments and crude remarks at KristianRDyer@yahoo.com and followed at twitter.com/kdyer1012

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