Last weekend three-star defensive end Aaron Maybin out of Ellicot City (Md.) Mt. Hebron took an unofficial visit to Penn State. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder met up with fellow 2006 defensive line recruit's Jared Odrick and Phillip Taylor.
"They are both good friends of mine on the recruiting circuit and I had a good time with them," he said. "It was good to see each other and to be there for the game time atmosphere."
What did Maybin think of his trip to State College?
"I always enjoy myself at Penn State because they've got a great campus, great player-coach relationship and it's a good school for both an education and to play football," he said. "I had a chance to speak with all the coaches except Joe Paterno. I was mainly there though to see a game before my official visit. It was a great football game and it gave me a chance to spend time with the team.
"It's crazy up at State College and the people love their football. It's a completely different atmosphere than other places I've been to. The defensive line played really well and the freshmen had a huge impact in the game, they dominated Cincinnati for four quarters and seeing a victory made it that much better."
The No. 10 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 11 player in Maryland plans to take official visits to Penn State, Florida and Virginia Tech this season.
"I've picked those three schools because I feel I have as good or a better relationship with their coaches than the rest of the schools. I've gotten to know them more and I feel they are all a good fit for me. They are also great academic institutions that can groom me as an athlete, make me a man and teach me about life," he said. "The other two visits are up in the air and it's between North Carolina State, North Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, LSU, Auburn, Michigan, Illinois and Maryland."
Maybin currently only has locked in a date of November 4th with Virginia Tech when they play Miami.
"The rest of my visits should be during the season because I have a lot of Friday night games."
This weekend the No. 11 player in Maryland plans to either be at North Carolina or Maryland for an unofficial visit.
"It's likely I'll be going to one of those schools and that'll probably be the last unofficial visit because I want to get my officials started in the next couple weeks," he said. "I'm going to look to have a good time and see a good football game. I want to see the team's scheme and get a feel for the game atmosphere."
Maybin and Mt. Hebron opened the season last week against Delaney with a 44-13 victory.
"It was a good win and they didn't score until we pulled our first and second team out," he said. "I personally did well with seven tackles and two sacks on one leg. On the first play of the game I sprained my MCL when someone cut me. It could have been much worse, but I jumped it and it was just a sprain. I'm up to about 80% and it's just uncomfortable, but it'll be alright and I'll play this week."