Three-star safety Elijah Fields out of Duquesne, Pa. took his second official visit of the season to Happy Valley last weekend. Despite not holding an offer from the Nittany Lions, the 6-foot-1, 198-pounder checked Penn State out.
"It was a very nice visit and they have a really good atmosphere," he said. "I liked how big the whole campus and stadium were. The facilities and weight room were also really nice.
"I got up there on Saturday morning and toured around the city, campus and checked out the facilities. I also got to hang out with my host Justin King. That was good and he basically told me how Penn State is a really nice school and they take care of you up there.
"On Sunday morning I got to talk to coach Paterno one on one. We had a good talk and he basically talked about getting me up there and how he liked me."
Fields did say that the coaches never discussed an offer with him during his trip and he's not sure where they stand now.
The No. 22 safety in the country did rate his trip an 8.5.
"I liked it there, it's a nice town and I enjoyed myself," he said. "I'd still say all the schools I'm looking at are even."
Next week Fields is taking a trip up to Morgantown.
"I just want to get down there and see what they are all about and enjoy myself," he said. "I've also scheduled one more official to Ohio State on January 27th. I picked them because I like their facilities and they are a good school with a solid program. I'm pretty excited about going on that trip."
As for a decision, the No. 34 player in the country is planning to make one on or near Signing Day.