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2013 OL unaffected by PSU scandal

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Junior offensive lineman Robert Mahon of Randolph, N.J., has previously mentioned that Penn State is a "dream school" for him. The recent news coming out of State College is raising a number of questions, which no recruit has an answer for at this time. Mahon is keeping a close eye on the situation, and is taking a wait and see approach at this point.
"Nothing has changed my opinion," said Mahon. "It's a great school and that's all that matters to me at this point. Every college has had its problems. Look at Ohio State and USC. There are always scandals."
Mahon has not spoken to any of the coaches since this recent news went public, but has maintained pretty consistent contact over the last few months.
"I get regular mail from all of them and Coach Kay and I speak on Facebook," said Mahon, who was asked if he had any plans to speak to the coaching staff about this situation. "Not really. I'm just gonna go with the flow."
Aside from Penn State, Mahon continues to receive increased interest.
"I get a lot of mail," said Mahon. "I'm up to 25 schools now that I get stuff from on a regular basis. I just want to finish my season and go to the Army Combine, and then I'll play it by ear."
Out of those 25 schools, Mahon believes that Rutgers, Boston College, Connecticut, West Virginia and Penn State are the five showing the most persistent interest. He has also received an early offer from Rutgers.
"I have been making it out to Rutgers when I can," said Mahon. "It's my home school and it's only a half hour ride. After the season I am looking to go visit West Virginia, UConn and Purdue. Purdue has been showing a lot of recent interest."
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