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Visit puts Penn State in top two

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Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) cornerback Kei Beckham is looking to end his recruitment soon, and in that effort made a visit to a Big Ten school this past weekend.
"I went to Penn State and it went great," Beckham said. "I knew they had tradition and I have been talking to the coach who said I'd love it when I get there.
"As soon as I got there I felt a lot of love. It was just a great experience watching them practice and going over their academic history."
The visit to Penn State was prompted by recent interest from the Penn State coaches in the three-star cornerback.
"I spent most of the time with the coaches - Coach Terry Smith, Coach [James] Franklin and Coach [Bob] Shoop," Beckham said. "I have been talking to them for about a month or two. They said I am one of their top guys and I am important to their program. They basically told me how they were going to use me in their defense."
Beckham made the trip to State College with his father and two teammates, including three-star offensive lineman Brice Hinton. Beckham left the visit with an optimism about a potential Penn State offer.
"I think it will be soon, probably in the next week or so," he said.
The weekend prior to the Penn State visit, Beckham made his way up to Michigan State and left feeling similarly optimistic about the direction of his recruitment with the Spartans.
"They said they like my film, like my size and they said I could play multiple positions - maybe corner and safety," Beckham said.
Neither Michigan State nor Penn State are among Beckham's nine scholarship offers, but they top his list of current favorites.
"Right now my top two is Penn State and Michigan State," Beckham said. "After the trip to Penn State I feel like [a decision] could be any time, but no later than July."
Indiana and Kentucky are on Beckham's offer list and he is considering trips to both schools for this upcoming weekend.
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