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Name: Brent Carter (picture from FOS)
Hometown: Pottstown, Pa. (Pottsgrove SHS)
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200 lbs.
40 Time: 4.55 seconds
Recruited by: Bill Kenney
Commitment Date: January 29, 2006

The Lowdown:

  • Scout three-star prospect
  • Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pa. Team (2005)
  • Considered a top RB prospect in Pa.
  • Size and speed combination makes him hard to take down

    Hard Hits:

  • Impressive size and speed
  • Fluid north-south runner
  • Could play on either side of the ball

    Chose Penn State over: Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers and Minnesota

    Story on Carter

    Name: Phillip Taylor (picture from FOS)
    Hometown: Brandywine, Md. (Gwynn Park HS)
    Position: Offensive Lineman/Defensive Lineman
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 340 lbs.
    40 Time: 5.20 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: January 24, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • First Team All-Met honors (2005)
  • Won Maryland State Championship (2005)
  • Two-way starter

    Hard Hits:

  • On defense had 77 tackles and 10 sacks (2005)
  • Impressive, size, strength and quickness off the line
  • Announced with Anonio Logan-El

    Chose Penn State over: Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech

    Story on Taylor

    Name: Antonio Logan-El (picture from York Dispatch)
    Hometown: Forestville, Md. (Forestville HS)
    Position: Offensive Lineman
    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 310 lbs.
    40 Time: 5.20 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: January 24, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout five-star prospect
  • First Team All-Met honors (2005)
  • A two-way player
  • One of the top linemen in the nation

    Hard Hits:

  • On defense pulled down 89 tackles and 6.5 sacks (2005)
  • On offense allowed only one sack (2005)
  • Great size and agility, excellent power
  • Originally a Maryland commitment

    Chose Penn State over: Maryland, Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia

    Story on Logan-El

    Name: Pat Devlin (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Exton, Pa. (Downingtown East HS)
    Position: Quarterback
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 200 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.70 seconds
    Recruited by: Ron Vanderlinden
    Commitment Date: January 23, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • Parade All-American
  • Class AAAA Associated Press All-State selection (2005)
  • Class AAAA Player of the Year (2005)
  • Big 33 selection (2006)
  • Elite 11 invitee
  • Holds the all-time Pa. passing yardage record with 7,447 yards

    Hard Hits:

  • Mobile, accurate and strong
  • Originally committed to Miami
  • Over 75 passing touchdowns in his high school career

    Chose Penn State over: Miami, Iowa, Pittsburgh and Virginia

    Story on Devlin

    Name: Johnnie Troutman (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Pemberton, N.J. (Pemberton Twp. HS)
    Position: Defensive Lineman
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 270 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.90 seconds
    Recruited by: Dick Anderson
    Commitment Date: January 22, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout three-star prospect
  • Powerful and athletic
  • Projected as a defensive end
  • Excellent size, stength and speed combination

    Hard Hits:

  • Considered a top lineman prospect in New Jersey
  • Aggressive style of play
  • Bench presses 325 pounds, squats 450 pounds

    Chose Penn State over: Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State and Virginia

    Story on Troutman

    Name: Evan Royster (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Chantilly, Va. (Westfield HS)
    Position: Running Back
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.45 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: January 17, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • All-Metro selection (2005)
  • Virginia AAA Northern Region Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
  • Virginia's Gatorade Player of the Year (2005)
  • Projected as running back

    Hard Hits:

  • Averaged 9.5 YPC (2005)
  • Gained 2,161 yards and 30 TDs (2005)
  • Career totals of 750 rushes for 6,384 yards and 90 total touchdowns
  • Bench presses 315 lbs., squats 405 lbs., and power cleans 295 lbs.

    Chose Penn State over: Florida, Nebraska Oklahoma, Virginia and Virginia Tech

    Story on Royster

    Name: J.B. Walton (picture from FOS)
    Hometown: Indian Head, Md. (Lackey HS)
    Position: Offensive Lineman
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 275 lbs.
    40 Time: 5.2 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: January 17, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • Ranked No. 27 OL nationally
  • A Top lineman on the East Coast
  • All-Conference and All-State (2004)

    Hard Hits:

  • Impressive speed off the snap
  • Excellent on pulls, rolls and shifts
  • Projected as an interior lineman

    Chose Penn State over: Florida State, Nebraska and West Virginia

    Story on Quarless

    Name: Andrew Quarless (picture from FOS)
    Hometown: Uniondale, N.Y. (Uniondale HS)
    Position: Tight End/Wide Receiver
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 225 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.5 seconds
    Recruited by: Brian Norwood
    Commitment Date: January 13, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • All-League (2004)
  • Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
  • Impressive size and hands.

    Hard Hits:

  • Had 39 receptions for 843 yards and 6 touchdowns (2004)
  • Pulled down 50 tackles and 16 sacks (2004)
  • Projected as a tight end

    Chose Penn State over: Michigan, Nebraska, Pitt, Virginia and Wisconsin

    Story on Quarless

    Name: Maurice Evans (picture from AP)
    Hometown: Middle Village, N.Y. (Christ The King Regional HS)
    Position: Defensive End
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 255 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.7 seconds
    Recruited by: Brian Norwood
    Commitment Date: January 7, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • U.S. Army Bowl selection (2005)
  • All-City, Second team All-League on offense and defense (2004)
  • Played both ways in high school

    Hard Hits:

  • Agreesive style of play
  • Bench presses 325 pounds, Squats 500 pounds
  • Good footwork and fundamentals

    Chose Penn State over: Maryland, Miami, Tennessee, USC and Virginia

    Story on Evans

    Name: A.J. Wallace (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Pomfret, Md. (Maurice J McDonough HS)
    Position: Running Back/Cornerback
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 197 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.4 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: January 7, 2006

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • U.S. Army Bowl selection (2005)
  • All-Met honors (2005)
  • Played both ways in high school

    Hard Hits:

  • Impresive speed and awareness
  • Ranked the No. 7 corner nationally
  • One of the top players in the East

    Chose Penn State over: Ohio State, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska and USC

    Story on Wallace

    Name: Lou Eliades (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Oakhurst, N.J. (Ocean Township HS)
    Position: Offensive Lineman/Defensive Lineman
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 283 lbs.
    40 Time: 5.0 seconds
    Recruited by: Dick Anderson
    Commitment Date: December 27, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • One of the top linemen in the East
  • Considered a top prospect in New Jersey
  • All-County selection (2004)

    Hard Hits:

  • Powerful off the blocks
  • Impressive size, speed and power combination
  • Said to have a "mean streak" on the offensive line

    Chose Penn State over: Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Tennessee

    Story on Eliades

    Name: Cedric Jeffries (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (Egg Harbor HS)
    Position: Wide Receiver/Safety
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 195 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.55 seconds
    Recruited by: Dick Anderson
    Commitment Date: December 20, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Originally a Virginia commitment
  • Played both ways in high school
  • Considered a top prospect in New Jersey

    Hard Hits:

  • Nine catches for 230 yards and five touchdowns (2004)
  • Limited play (missed four games) due to a knee injury (2004)
  • 63 tackles, three interceptions and 15 pass break-ups (2005)
  • Good size and speed combination at safety
  • Very coachable according to HS coach

    Chose Penn State over: Virginia, Maryland and Wisconsin

    Story on Jeffries

    Name: Jared Odrick (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Lebanon, Pa. (Lebanon SHS)
    Position: Defensive End
    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 285 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.9 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: December 19, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • One of the top DE prospects in the East
  • Scout Top 100 prospect
  • U.S. Army Bowl selection

    Hard Hits:

  • 70 tackles (40 solo), 10 tackles for a loss (2005)
  • 19 hurries, five sacks, five fumble recoveries (2005)
  • Excellent athleticism and frame
  • Great work ethic and motor on plays
  • Intense approach on the field

    Chose Penn State over: Florida and Georgia

    Story on Odrick

    Name: Bani Gbadyu (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard HS)
    Position: Linebacker/Safety
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 210 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.58 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: December 14, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Originally an LSU commitment
  • First Team All-County and All-League selection
  • One of the top linebackers in the mid-Atlantic region

    Hard Hits:

  • 78 tackles, 15 sacks, and three fumble recoveries (2004)
  • Bench press: 270 lbs. Squat: 395 lbs. Power Clean: 245 lbs.
  • Vertical jump: 39"
  • Fast, aggressive style of play

    Chose Penn State over: LSU, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio State and Virginia Tech

    Story on Gbadyu

    Name: Travis McBride (picture from McKeesport)
    Hometown: McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport Area SHS)
    Position: Linebacker/Safety
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 195 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.5 seconds
    Recruited by: Tom Bradley
    Commitment Date: December 12, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • All-Conference honors (2003)
  • Named to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's South All-Star squad (2004)
  • Led McKeesport to the PIAA AAAA title (2005)
  • Top running back in the WPIAL (2005)

    Hard Hits:

  • 1,607 yards on the ground and 23 touchdowns (2005)
  • 110 carries for 1,117 yards (10.1 YPC) and 19 touchdowns (2004)
  • Penn State recruited him as a defensive back

    Chose Penn State over: Iowa, NC State, UConn, Louisville and West Virginia

    Story on McBride

    Name: Navorro Bowman (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Forestville, MD (Suitland HS)
    Position: Linebacker
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.6 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: December 8, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Scout four-star prospect
  • Defensive Player of the Year for Maryland
  • First Team All-Metro, All-Conference, and All-State
  • Played both running back and linebacker

    Hard Hits:

  • 1,230 yards and scored 22 touchdowns at running back (2005)
  • 165 tackles, 9 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries (2005)
  • Penn State recruited as a linebacker

    Chose Penn State over: Ohio State, Florida, Virginia Tech and Tennessee

    Story on Bowman

    Name: Chris Bell (picture from FOS)
    Hometown: Norfolk, Va. (Granby HS)
    Position: Wide Receiver
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 205 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.50 seconds
    Recruited by: Mike McQueary
    Commitment Date: October 17, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Five star Scout prospect
  • US Army All-American selection
  • One of the top receivers in the nation

    Hard Hits:

  • Caught 52 passes taking 12 in for touchdowns (2004)
  • Returned two punts for touchdowns (2004)
  • Excellent hands and size
  • Same high school as Levi Brown

    Chose Penn State over: Virginia, Virgina Tech, Florida, Michigan and LSU

    Story on Bell

    Name: Aaron Maybin (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Ellicott City, Md. (Mount Hebron HS)
    Position: Defensive End
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 220 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.67 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: October 14, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Four star Scout prospect
  • Attended camps at PSU and Maryland
  • One of the top linemen from the Eastern region

    Hard Hits:

  • 79 tackles including 26 for a loss and nine sacks (2004)
  • Forced two and recovered three fumbles (2004)
  • Racked up 10 sacks and 80 total tackles (2005)
  • Excellent wrestler also
  • Excellent, aggressive pass rusher - very athletic

    Chose Penn State over: Virginia, Virgina Tech, Maryland, Florida and NC State

    Story on Maybin

    Name: Eric Latimore (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Middletown, DE (Middletown HS)
    Position: Defensive End
    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 250 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.8 seconds
    Recruited by: Ron Vanderlinden
    Commitment Date: October 11, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Attended camps at PSU, Pitt and UVA
  • Three star Scout prospect
  • One of the top linemen from the mid-Atlantic

    Hard Hits:

  • 50 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior (2004)
  • Aggressive pass rusher
  • Solid speed of the corner and ability to pressure the pocket
  • Three year starter, has played tight end and defensive end

    Chose Penn State over: Miami, Syracuse, West Virginia and Pitt

    Story on Latimore

    Name: Doug Klopacz (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph Regional HS)
    Position: Offensive Lineman/Tight End
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 260 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.8 seconds
    Recruited by: Dick Anderson
    Commitment Date: August 12, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Invited to the Elite College Combine
  • Attended and the Penn State summer camp
  • One of the top linemen from New Jersey

    Hard Hits:

  • Broke the bench press competition record with 175-pounds for 28 reps (2004)
  • Beat his record with 200-pounds for 25 repetitions (2005)
  • "I would be honored to come play football at Penn State."
  • A lean, trim and strong lineman with agility off the snap

    Chose Penn State over: Interest from Virginia, Maryland and Boston College

    Story on Klopacz

    Name: Alim "Abe" Koroma (picture from Milton S. Hershey School)
    Hometown: Hershey, Pa. (Milton S. Hershey HS)
    Position: Defensive Tackle
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 280 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.9 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: July 31, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • 3.1 GPA in a college prep curriculum
  • Received PSU offer from Joe Paterno in May
  • Considered by many to be a sleeper in the East

    Hard Hits:

  • Quick out of his stance
  • He has good technique; he keeps his back flat and stays low
  • He redirects well and gets to the ball.
  • Naturally strong

    Chose Penn State over: North Carolina, Temple, Vanderbilt, Towson State and West Virginia

    Story on Koroma

    Name: Tom McEowen (picture from Scout)
    Hometown: Langhorne, Pa. (Neshaminy HS)
    Position: Defensive Tackle
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 280 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.9 seconds
    Recruited by: Larry Johnson
    Commitment Date: July 11, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • First Team All-League (2003, 2004)
  • Courier-Times Golden First Team
  • Southeastern PA SOL Golden 11 (2004)

    Hard Hits:

  • Quick off the snap
  • Good fundamentals and footwork
  • Accumulated five sacks and forced two fumbles (2004)

    Chose Penn State over: Boston College, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and UNC

    Story on McEowen

    Name: Ollie Ogbu (picture from Milford)
    Hometown: New Berlin (Milford Academy), N.Y.
    Position: Defensive Tackle
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 320 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.9 seconds
    Recruited by: Brian Norwood
    Commitment Date: May 12, 2005

    The Lowdown:

  • Rushed for 446 yards on 73 carries - 6.1 yards per carry (2004)
  • Ran in seven touchdowns (2004)
  • Attracted a lot of attention since his verbal

    Hard Hits:

  • Benchpresses 225 pounds 20 times
  • Plans to enroll early next January
  • Nice combination of size and agility

    Chose Penn State over: Boston College, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue

    Story on Ogbu

    Name: Brett Brackett(picture from Scout) 
    Hometown: Lawrenceville (Lawrence High), N.J.
    Position: Quarterback
    Height: 6'6"
    Weight: 235 lbs.
    40 Time: 4.7 seconds
    Recruited by: Dick Anderson
    Commitment Date: May 11, 2005

    Honors:

  • Considered to be the top quarterback prospect in New Jersey
  • Considered to be a Top 25 QB nationally
  • Invited to Scout's Elite Combine at the Meadowlands

    Hard Hits:

  • Strong arm and good field vision
  • Standout performance at Scout's Elite Combine
  • Passed for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior.
  • Holds a 3.4 GPA and scored 1090 on the SAT

    Chose Penn State over: NC State, Louisville, Mississippi, Duke, Rutgers, Boston College and Toledo

    Story on Brackett