Two-star running back Wesley Bullock was in State College last weekend for Penn State's game against Ohio State. Due to Hurricane Sandy, he had trouble returning home to Florida and was unavailable for comment.
Rivals.com caught up with Tampa (Fla.) Plant head coach Robert Weiner on the visit and his recruitment.
Can you confirm if he is down to PSU and Toledo?
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Those are the two that he has taken trips to (an official to Toledo and an unofficial to Penn State). They are definitely at the top of his list at the moment although it is still early.
Do you know how felt about his visit to State College this weekend?
Other than a difficult trip home because of Hurricane Sandy, he loved it up there. He was with my assistant coach Hank Brown and Wesley must have texted me ten times how amazed he was by it. Thought the campus was amazing and the people were great.
Is he going to set up an official visit back up to PSU after the season?
Yes he is. Hopefully we are playing until December 15 so either he will set up the visit in December after that or early in January.
Are any other schools actively recruiting him?
There are many other schools that have been actively recruiting him. Of course with his size some people shy away, but he is a better player than any I have seen at the position this year.
Where do you think is the best fit for him?
I am not sure specifically where the best fit is for him, but the school would have to have great academic situation and football where he could fit a niche. I think there are many places out there that would be blessed to have such a great player and great kid.
Coach Weiner has gone on record saying "He is easily the toughest player I've ever coached." High praise for the 5-foot-7, 153-pound all-purpose athlete.
Last season, Bullock starred on Plant's Class 8A state championship team. He led the team in rushing with over 1,200 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. Bullock is dangerous in the passing game as well possessing reliable hands and excellent change of direction. He is able to eat up a linebacker's cushion at the junction point on angle routes and has the speed to get up field in a hurry.
Penn State assistant coach Ted Roof has done a nice job identifying skill athletes in the southeast and that should help the Nittany Lions moving forward. If they can land Bullock they are getting a nice change of pace back that can be very effective in third down situations.