Gaithersburg, Md. defensive end Sean Stanley opened things up a bit last week when he took an official visit to Nebraska. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder returned to the school he is a soft commit to this past weekend, Penn State. Where does he stand now?
"The trip went well," he said. "I got there on Friday and went to practice. They were going light since it was the first practice since the last game. Then I hung out with my host Chima Okoli.
"On Saturday I toured the campus, met with the academic advisors and watched another practice. The practices were really fast-paced. They got what they needed to get done. It was very productive."
Stanley was hosted by Okoli. How was that?
"It was pretty cool, he's a cool dude," he said. "We hung out with Daryll Clark, A.J. Wallace, Darrell Givens, Malcolm Willis and Kevin Newsome. It was pretty cool. We all had fun and got to know each other."
Before leaving campus today, the four-star prospect got a final view of the academics.
"I talked with some academic advisors and met with the president of the business school. I enjoyed it."
Where does Stanley stand in his recruitment?
"I wouldn't say I'm soft anymore, I'm committed to Penn State," he said. "Penn State has always been my favorite school. The reason I went to Nebraska was because I promised the coaching staff. I wanted to make sure I didn't hurry my decision. Nebraska was in my top three and I never went there."
With his decision officially done, Stanley is preparing for the Maryland all-star Crab Bowl as well as participating in indoor track throwing the shot putt.
"The Crab Bowl should be fun, it's going to be a bunch of guys for Penn State, me, Darrell Givens, Malcolm Willis and Devon Smith."