Hoboken, N.J. four-star safety Ira Guilford returned home from Penn State this weekend extremely impressed with Happy Valley and now has Penn State on his top five list.
"Penn State was great. The facilities, the tradition and the stadium, everything about it was great."
So did Penn State take over as the new leader?
"No, I still like Ohio State best and Rutgers is not far behind. Penn State, Michigan State and Syracuse, all of them are still in my top five."
At 5-foot-11 and190 pounds, Ira recently ran a 4.45 second 40-yard dash. Last season he had 86 tackles with three interceptions, four sacks and 10 tackles for loss. Ira has more than a dozen offers at this time and plans on waiting until after the season before making a commitment.
"I'm gonna ride this out. I really want to be sure before I do anything. I always wanted to play for Ohio State and they are in the lead, but now that I have had the chance to see other programs, things are changing a bit."