Penn State once appeared to be in an enviable position with junior in-state tight end Adam Breneman but now the Lions seem to be fading and quickly.
Breneman has been up front about the fact that the scandal with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky rubbed him the wrong way. While at first he said he was taking a wait-and-see approach with the Nittany Lions, now he appears to be cooling even more.
"Right now it's hard because I'm pretty positive the staff isn't going to be there," Breneman explained.
"They're still recruiting and doing a great job. I talked to Coach Johnson probably last week and I even talked to Coach McQueary the week all that stuff was happening, before he was put on leave or whatever. I love the coaching staff and they're awesome guys. It would be great if they stayed but I really don't think that's going to happen. I'm not really thinking about them until a new coach comes in."
Of course, with that last sentence the 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect has left the door open in the future should Penn State hire the right guy. In the meantime, however, the competition is getting a leg up.
Breneman visited a host of schools during the fall and has been very active in getting out to games.
Don't expect him to slow down anytime soon.
"I think my whole family and I will try to go down to see South Carolina," he said. "We'll probably go see Michigan. Those are two right off the top of my head. We'll probably go to more and make a few trips in the winter or the spring."