Class of 2016 Tunnel Hill (Ga.) Northwest Whitefield athlete Cyrus Addison is just starting to make the rounds on the summer camp series and he spent Tuesday auditioning for the Georgia State and Penn State coaches at the schools joint camp in Atlanta.
"Honestly if the Penn State coaches weren't here I wouldn't have thought about it," Addison said. "But with them coming my coaches told me I needed to go and Penn State wanted to see me here so that's why I came."
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Addison could project as a safety or a linebacker at the next level, but his showing on Tuesday was enough to firmly put him on the Penn State radar.
"The linebackers coach talked to me afterward and he thought I did very good," Addison said. "I think he could tell I was young and he said I have plenty of time so they're going to keep watching me."
Addison also recently camped at Duke where he excelled, but was told to continue to working on adding bulk so he can focus on linebacker full time.
"The coaches at Duke thought I did really well," he said. "Their only concern is that I need to get bigger and ad some weight. That's the goal this summer, to get thicker."