Charleston (W.V.) George Washington School junior running back Ryan Switzer is one of the most talented prospects to hail from West Virginia in recent memory and his unofficial visit over the weekend helped to cement one school at the top of his list.
Going into the weekend Switzer, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound back with speed and quickness, favored Penn State.
After taking in the Lions' game against the Crimson Tide that hasn't changed.
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"I was there at Penn State yesterday and it was pretty sweet," Switzer said. "I was really curious to see what it was like up there on game day and it didn't disappoint.
"I was with Coach Cavanaugh and Coach McQueary basically the whole time before the game and even on the field.
"It was real loud and I could tell the students were real passionate about their team as we were walking through the tunnel onto the field. They were all screaming, 'Come to Penn State!' It was really great."
Right now Penn State is in a great position.
"Penn State is number one on my list for sure," he admitted. "They were number one going into it (the visit). They've been showing the most interest, contacting me with e-mails and letters the most. I've talked to the coaches a lot. The game just topped it off."
Perhaps the one thing working against the Nittany Lions is their style of offense. Switzer believes he would fit best in a no huddle spread attack, and while that's not Penn State's style he said he did see some things on Saturday that were encouraging as far as formations go.
Penn State has verbally offered Switzer, as have Florida State, Wake Forest and several other mid-majors.