Linebacker Jake Plonski of Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep continues to gain interest from a number of BCS level programs, and with the help of a very productive senior season, he may be closer to picking up a few offers.
"Recruiting is good," he said. "I hear a lot from Penn State. I also have been hearing from Pitt, Duke, UMass, Ohio and Washington State."
Plonski has already taken one unofficial visit this fall and is scheduled for another next weekend.
"I went to Pitt for their season opener, but nothing after that," he said. "I have been busy with the season. I am going to Penn State on the 27th for the Ohio State game though."
Since Penn State has been showing more increased interest, he discussed if an offer has been mentioned.
"Not yet," he said. "They want to see my film and I just sent it to them on Tuesday, so I will wait to hear from them."
Plonski was also asked about his thoughts on the current Penn State situation.
"It really does not bother me because at the end of the day you still have to go out and play football," he said.
When not dealing with his recruiting, Plonski is in the midst of a very impressive senior season.
"We are 7-0 and ranked first in the state in AAA," he said. "I've been doing very well this year also. I am playing tight end this year on offense and I have three catches for 22 yards and three touchdowns. On defense I am playing middle linebacker and I have the team leading total of 44 tackles."
Plonski has noticed a great deal of improvement in his game compared to last season, and attributes it to one major difference.
"I lost a lot of weight from last season and also I got a lot better on my feet," said Plonski, who is now 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. "I had off-season knee surgery going into my junior season, so I gained weight and I just was not myself. This past off-season I lost about 30 pounds and now I feel great."