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PSU made good impression on 2015 DB

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One of the biggest names in the 2015 class is John Reid. The cornerback from Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's already has eight offers from UCF, Arizona, Maryland, Boston College, Penn State, Colorado, Rutgers and Temple. Reid recently made the trip to Happy Valley to see the annual Blue and White game.
"It was really nice," said the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Reid. "That was my second time there. I was there one other weekend when a lot of players were there to see the inside of the facilities and everything. This was the first time I was there for a game so it was really nice.
"I went up there with a few of my teammates," he said. "We drove through the campus and went to the Creamery for a second time. They have the best ice cream in the world. We got to see the environment off the campus and it's really nice. There's almost a little city off the campus over near the Creamery. It was pretty cool.
"The atmosphere is great," Reid said. "I have a lot of family friends that go to Penn State and they love it. There are a couple of my teammates that are going to school there also. You only hear good things about Penn State. I've never heard anyone say anything bad about the school. They really have passionate fans. I can tell the atmosphere is great.
"I really like the coaches a lot," he said. "They're really dedicated to getting their players better and they all seem like really good people, which is what I like in a coach. It kind of seems like how everything is around where I'm from. It just seems pretty similar. The people are all really nice."
Of course there is an elephant in the room whenever someone talks about Penn State but Reid says he isn't worried about the sanctions.
"I don't think the sanctions will make a difference for me," said Reid. "I'm going to be picking a school based on their education, environment and football so I don't think the sanctions are going to play a part in that at all because I know the coaches will make me as great a player as I can be if I were to go there. From what a lot of people are saying, those sanctions could be reduced but I have so many years ahead of me that I'm not really worried about it."
Reid only knows of one other upcoming visit.
"We're going to being doing service as a team in Ohio then we're going to go over to Ohio State sometime in June I think," he said.
Reid's most recent offer is from Arizona.
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