Three-star wide receiver Brian Lemelle took an unofficial visit this past weekend. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder made the trip to Penn State for the Ohio State on Saturday and came away impressed.
"It was good, the game was really good," he said. "The atmosphere was really crazy and I liked it a lot.
"I just went up there for the game and to talk to Coach Johnson and the rest of the coaches. They are still trying to get me there. Coach Johnson was with me first and he was telling me how he'd love me to go there. He wants me to take my time, but he feels like they need a guy like me."
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Regarding the game itself, Lemelle liked what he saw.
"I liked the environment and the offense," he said. "I saw them go five wide at one time, that was nice. They were throwing the ball around and that's really good."
As far as Penn State's situation with Lemelle, they continue to be right in the mix.
"The visit does something for them," he said. "With everything that was brought upon them, they still are continuing to play hard football and managing to win and things like that. They aren't going to play for a bowl game, but they are doing things even if they aren't going to a bowl game."
Lemelle is reluctant to name leaders, stating there are none at this stage.
"I really don't have a top set of schools," he said. "I'm wide open and I can't put a school above another cause I haven't seen every school.
"I think I'll take a couple of officials before I decide. I have no idea where I want to go though. It's going to be hard to take officials anytime soon, because we have a game on Saturday and then the playoffs start."
On the year, Lemelle is performing well.
"The season is going fine," he said. "I'm trying to keep things going.
"I'm managing to get open again and stepping my game up. I worked so hard in the offseason and it shows. I'm an all-around type of football player now, not just a receiver, but a punt and kick returner too."