The No. 31 player in the country, defensive tackle Jared Odrick out of Lebanon, Pa. took an unofficial visit to Penn State last weekend for the Cincinnati-Penn State game. What did the 6-foot-5, 303-pounder think of his visit to State College?
"It was kind of a last minute thing as I called coach Johnson," he said. "I've always had Penn State among my top schools and nothing really changed as far as how I feel about them from this weekend. They found some playmakers against Cincinnati and now I want to see what they can do against a big-time team. I saw Matt Rice play exceptionally well, he was making plays and getting a lot of pressure on the quarterback which was cool."
This week Odrick takes his first official visit to Florida to witness the Tennessee-Florida matchup.
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"Having your first official and first SEC game to be Florida-Tennessee is going to be something else. From what I hear it gets crazy down in the Swamp and we'll see how it goes," he said. "I know it's crazy and the fans are behind them 100% and I want to see if I feel like I can be a part of this team and if I fit in. On the trip, I want to see how the coaches handle their players. Beyond that I also want to take it all in and have an open mind and observe what's around me."
Does the four-star prospect have any leaders among his top five?
"It's pretty even amongst all the schools, I like Georgia, Florida, Penn State and Virginia," he said. "The only team that came in late for an official is Virginia Tech, but I wouldn't say they are any lower because I'm still going to head there two times this year on visits to get a feel for the campus."
The No. 3 defensive tackle in the country has played two games so far and Lebanon is currently 1-1 on the season.
Jared Odrick VideoClick "I'm pretty happy with how I've done this year, I know in the second game I had six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery," he said. "I think our team just needs to come every game and every play. Last week we didn't practice with heart and desire and headed into Cedar Crest with big heads and then we lost. It just shows we need to practice every week and work through it."Here to view this Link.