2011 WR Prospect Rashaun Sligh visits Penn State!!!

For years the Philadelphia football community laid dormant when it came to the college football national scene. Latley the city of "Brotherly Love" has been feeling a lot of love from the college football world. Some of the more recent talents to come out of the city of Philadelphia is WR Je'Ron Stokes (Michigan) and DT Shariff Floyd (Florida), Je'Ron Stokes was a highly-touted 2009 recruit and Shariff Floyd was a highly-touted 2010 recruit and these players were instrumental in getting Philadelphia the credit deserved for the talent it holds.

When it comes to the 2011 class, Northeast HS WR Rashaun Sligh has been working hard to keep the Philadelphia reputation going. Today he brought his talents and the city of Philadelphia's football reputation with him on on his unofficial visit to Penn State. Rashaun spent most of the day hanging around with Penn State Wide Receiver Coach Mike McQueary and some other Nittany Lion receievers. He was given a tour of the tutoring hall, athletic facilities, campus and the football stadium. When it came time to see the stadium, Rashaun was taken back by what he saw saying "my jaw just dropped." Spending all day with Coach McQueary allowed him to have an up close and personal look at the Penn State coaching staff. According to Rashaun what he learned about the staff on this day is simple, "the coaches care about the players, they stress academics more than they do athletics."

Adding to the experience was the comfortable feeling he got from the campus. He was glad to see everything a student may need at Penn State is within walking distance. Once the campus tour was complete he was given a tour of the athletic facilities. "It is a football program with lots of success", said Rashaun. "When you walk in you see the trophy room and then upstairs by the coaches office there are more trophies"

Rashaun was able to get a close look at a typical Nittany Lion practice. He was able to see some similiarities between the Northeast HS program and Penn States program which could possibly make for an easier transition if he decided to be a Nittany Lion.

Rashaun has previously said he is going to take his time with the recruiting process but admits this trip firmly places Penn State in his Top 3. Sitting with Penn State is Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. Rashaun has been hearing from other schools such as Maryland, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Michigan Sports Zone will have more about Rashaun and his recruitment in the coming months. For now keep an eye out for some photos from his latest college visit.


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