Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson 2014 cornerback D'Andre Payne has been taking visits. The latest for the 5-foot-9, 172-pounder was a trip up to State College last night.
"It was a good visit," he said. "I had a lot of fun. I had a game on Friday and then right after we left and got up there at 2 a.m. On Saturday, I spent time with Stephon Morris. We went to a tailgate and spent time with the coaches until we went on the field at about four.
"I talked to the coaches briefly. Coach Butler and Coach Johnson. We didn't say too much."
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Payne enjoyed the game itself.
"I think it was a good game," he said. "Penn State's defense played really well. The offense just couldn't keep anything move and messed up. Ohio State took advantage of the zone reads and Braxton Miller. It was good to be there though. I really enjoyed watching both teams since I've got offers from both. It was good to see that."
Prior to this trip, Payne made visits to Virginia and a pair of trips to Maryland. He noted plans to head to the matchup between Florida-Florida State later this season.
"Those games were cool," he said. "I'm still building relationships with the coaches, but I had fun at those schools."
Payne is working on a top ten list that may come out after his junior season, but he has yet to name any leaders at this time.
On the season, Payne has approximately 20 tackles, two interceptions, 26 receptions for 298-yards and nine total touchdowns including three punt returns for scores.
"I'm playing much more mature this season," he stated. "I'm learning the game more and I know what teams will do in down and distance. A lot of teams aren't throwing the ball towards me, but I think I've made a big change this year compared to last."