The Penn State Nittany Lions can welcome their latest commitment, and he's a very good player.
Carteret, N.J. offensive guard Dan Mazan decided today on where he wanted to play his college football. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound blue chip prospect told Penn State that he would be a Nittany Lion in 2003.
"I just had a feeling when I visited Penn State that I didn't get with the other programs, plus it's Penn State. They have great football with academics, and the atmosphere and people at Happy Valley were amazing. I never witnessed anything like it, all those people, nothing but Penn State, and I was just like 'this is the place for me.'"
Dan was scheduled to officially visit Penn State on Dec. 13 and was thinking of committing then, but he just couldn’t wait.
"I knew that Penn State was the school I wanted to sign with. I wanted to be loyal and show them that they are the school for me and that I didn't need to visit anyplace else. Coach Ganter came to see me today and I just felt like the time was right. I knew that I was going to commit to Penn State, so why wait?"
The No. 15 offensive guard in the country had more than 41 offers and had been considering schools such as Ohio State, Nebraska, Boston College, Florida and Florida State.
"I’m glad that this is over, I really feel good about it. I'm still going for my official visit on Dec. 13, but I think it will be much more relaxing now."