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Deeb talks Penn State offer

Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage inside linebacker Michael Deeb landed his most recent offer on Friday afternoon.
"During lunch my coach called me out and called Coach (Bill) O'Brien (at Penn State) and I got a chance to talk to the whole staff," Deeb said. "He said that they would like to extend an offer to me at Penn State University."
For the 6-foot-3, 229-pound inside linebacker, the opportunity is a great one. He said that O'Brien and his staff told him he is a top target for the Nittany Lions.
"He said that as of right now they are only looking at offering me in the middle," Deeb said. "They think it would be a great fit for me and that I would really like it up there."
O'Brien has only been on the job a couple of months in State College, but according to Deeb he is already well versed in everything about Penn State University.
"It was kind of neat," Deeb said of talking to O'Brien. "He knew a lot about the school already. He gave me a lot of insight on Penn State and their business program there because that is what I am looking into studying. He told me that they have seven linebackers right now in the NFL who have all graduated with a degree. So me being a linebacker and education being very important, that is a good quality for a school to have.
"I feel I could fit athletically and academically there," Deeb added.
Deeb though isn't ready to name any leaders. The offer from Penn State gives him four at this point, joining Illinois, South Florida, and SMU.
"Every offer is special," Deeb said. "Whenever somebody tells you that they want you there and that they will pay for your school to go there, that is really an honor. But Penn State being a top 15 public university in the nation, that is really a great academic opportunity. That is what I am really interested in because of life after football. If you come out with a solid degree is the most important thing."
The South Florida prospect is now working to plan an unofficial visit to check out Penn State in the near future.
"I definitely plan to," Deeb said. "My spring break is in two weeks. I called my dad to tell him I got the offer and we haven't made any plans yet of visiting, but we are probably going to try to get up there over spring break or during their spring practice. Then again for a camp over the summer."
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