Schools start to get a clear idea of what they're looking for and what their needs are as Signing Day approaches, so those patient prospects that have waited until the very end sometimes pick up offers they would have had if they were committed.
Adrian Amos, a three-star safety from Towson (Md.) Calvert Call and a former UConn commitment, said he picked up a huge offer on Tuesday.
"Penn State offered me today," Amos said. "They came to my school and let me know. I don't know where things stand right now. I've got to talk it over with my family."
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When talking to Amos you get the impression that Penn State will be a major player from here on out. They will have some stiff competition.
Amos took an official visit to West Virginia over the weekend and the Mountaineers have a lot going for them.
"It was nice," he recalled. "I really liked the people. They treated me well down there. I saw a lot of good things, like the way the players act. I like how they run their defense with that 3-3-5. It's like the only 3-3-5 in the country and they're always going to have three or four safeties on the field."
Amos said he is still planning on taking his official visit to Vanderbilt this weekend.
He said West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Penn State and UConn are the schools still under consideration at this point.