Offensive guard Quinn Barham out of Durham (N.C.) Hillside picked up an offer from the Nittany Lions a couple weeks back. The 6-foot-3, 272-pounder was elated to receive the scholarship. After some serious consideration, Barham decided to commit to Penn State over offers from Colorado, Duke and East Carolina.
"I actually committed to Bill Kenney on Friday," he said. "He was very happy when I talked to him. He told me welcome to the family and it was just a very exciting time for me."
What made the two-star prospect decide to take his game to State College?
"The reputation of the school and the fact they are a very good football program played a big role," he said. "I also liked that they have very good academics and overall there was nothing bad about the school and when a program like that comes around, you have to jump on it early."
Barham plans to visit Penn State on October 14th for the Michigan game. He's also looking to take a visit there in the next couple weeks.
"On my trip there, I really want to talk to some of the players and coaches and of course meet Joe Paterno," he stated. "I want to get to know the coaching staff I'll be working with more and just check out the campus, fans and Happy Valley."
As for his position, the Nittany Lions are looking at Barham to play on the inside of the offensive line.
"The coaches are talking to me about offensive center or guard," he said. "I'm willing to play whatever they want and I plan to work for it."