Doylestown (Pa.) Central Bucks East offensive tackle Dave McClain took an unofficial visit to Penn State a couple weekends ago to watch the Nittany Lions destroy Indiana. How did he like it?
"I thought it was a great campus, very friendly and it was more like a small town than a city. People live, eat and breathe football there," said the 6-foot-5, 325-pounder, who will be heavily recruited for the class of 2005. "The people were great and every other person was wearing PSU clothing. Fans were still loyal even though they have had a rough season and aren't in contention for a bowl game. You can't beat that -- loyal fans are what help keep a program rolling and recruits coming."
McClain, who doesn't have any offers at this early stage, is also interested in schools like Miami, Iowa, Ohio State, Pitt and others, but Penn State is his early favorite.
"They have a very bright future with Austin Scott and the incoming freshman class," he said. "I can't wait to go back. I love the pride and traditions of the school and program. They're my No. 1 team right now and were one of the first few schools to contact me. They want me as an offensive tackle."