The No. 31 player in the country, Jared Odrick out of Lebanon, Pa. took in an unofficial to Penn State this past weekend. The 6-foot-5, 303-pounder was amazed by his experience at the Nittany Lions-Buckeyes game.
"I always knew Penn State had a great atmosphere, but it was something else. Then having College Gameday there it was just a wonderful atmosphere because of the fans. Me and Antonio Logan-El, Tom McEowen and Aaron Maybin came out into the stadium before the game and the whole student section cheered for us and chanted come to Penn State, it was an amazing thing to see," he said. "Then for the team to pull out a win like that, it proves that they are a top-notch contender again. The defense played really well and Hali getting that sack and fumble, you can't have a game much better than that from a defensive line standpoint."
Did the visit make the four-star prospect consider committing to Penn State?
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"It makes you think about it and gives you chills, but I like the other schools I'm looking at too," he said. "I'm going to go to the other schools, but that was something special."
Odrick plans to take his next official back to State College when they play Purdue.
"They definitely have to produce from now on and I know they can do it," he said. "I want to see them stay consistent and win even more. It's a big observation for me still and I want to see how they react to being ranked amongst the elite teams again."
This season the No. 3 defensive tackle in the country has helped Lebanon to a 3-3 season so far.
Jared Odrick VideoClick "We didn't make out too well in our last game as we lost 25-0," he said. "It was all muddy out there and they didn't really run at me at all. I made the majority of the plays when they came to my side, but that was only five times. They also only passed the ball twice since it was raining so hard. It was just an ugly game out there."Here to view this Link.