Penn State is watching a few local linebackers. One of those that is getting a strong look still is 6-foot-2, 218-pounder Michael Wiand. The prospect made the trip to State College over the weekend for the big game against Ohio State.
"Penn State has been interested a lot lately," he said. "They want me as a preferred walk-on right now. I think they are considering an offer, but it's right now a preferred walk-on."
Wiand took the visit and liked what he saw in State College.
"I liked it a lot," he said. "It was a good atmosphere and they are only 45 minutes away.
"I talked to Coach McWhorter and Vanderlinden for about an hour before the game. They wondered if I got my application in and asked about my team and my injury. Overall I liked the visit though, it was nice seeing the student section."
Penn State isn't the only school interest as Eastern Kentucky is considering offering and Bucknell is looking. A visit is coming to Eastern Kentucky on November 10th.
However, Penn State is the leader according to Wiand.
"Penn State is my favorite right now," he said. "But, I have to say I'm not into anybody too much yet."
Wiand is seeing his recruitment stall a bit due to injury as he has missed his entire senior year due to a left tibula injury.
"I have an appointment coming up with my doctor, so hopefully I can come back for the last game of the season. I'm not trying to rush back though."