Four-star offensive tackle Oday Aboushi took an unofficial visit over the weekend. The 6-foot-6, 300-pounder out of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Xaverian made his way down to Penn State.
"It was a great trip," he said. "The atmosphere was amazing and I like how much football tradition they have.
"It was my first time at a Penn State game. The fans there are really true fans and the players respond really well. I like the tradition and the stadium was amazing. I like the attitude they have too."
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While he didn't meet with the players, Aboushi met a few of the coaches.
"I talked to them and they are a great coaching staff," he said. "Joe Paterno has done a great job there, they like me a lot.
"I still don't' have an offer and they didn't get into that much. I do think there is a chance they could offer in the future along with Boston College."
Did anything else impress the No. 19 offensive tackle in the country?
"They are really good along the offensive line," he said. "They are tough and they are good. They were good in pass blocking and run blocking.
"Overall I had an amazing time. It was one of the best games I've gone to."
Currently Aboushi holds offers from Rutgers, Iowa, Maryland and Virginia. Is he starting to consider officials?
"I haven't really gotten a chance to sit down and think about it," he said. "I plan to do those after the season. Right now I don't have any favorites. I'll consider schools more once I take a visit.
"There are other schools looking at me too including Illinois, Stanford, Purdue and Pittsburgh."
What does Aboushi want in a school?
"First off I want good academics. They have to be academically strong. I'm looking at business," he said. "Second of all, I want a good football atmosphere, somewhere football is a whole different level. Then, location doesn't matter at all."
The No. 4 prospect in New York has helped his team to a 2-1 record so far this year.