Brooklyn (N.Y.) South Shore linebacker Parker Cantey didn't get a chance to head down to Penn State last week, but the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder with 4.56-second speed was impressed by what he saw from the Nittany Lions.
"I was hoping that Penn State would win and they did," he said. "It was a good game and I'm happy for them. Defensively it looked like something I'd want to be a part of, they have a defense that stops teams consistently and that's very appealing. I also like that they are a national power because they have a chance to win national championships and they'll only get better the next couple years with the recruits they bring in and the young players they have."
How does Penn State's win affect the three-star prospect?
"It does affect me a lot because they're doing really good and the other ones I'm considering aren't doing as well," he said. "It helps them, but I'm not going to rule out the other teams just because they lost some games."
Meanwhile Cantey discussed what else is going on in his recruiting.
"Rutgers has called me and asked that I come to a game, but I can't because I have the SATs that day," he said. "North Carolina has offered me as well and I'm beginning to look at them too. As for officials, I haven't started scheduling them yet as I'm looking at everybody still."
This season the No. 37 outside linebacker in the country has helped South Shore to a 3-2 record.