Penn State recruiting target has ‘great’ Ohio State visit; Bob Shoop addresses PSU lawsuit, and more
Jayson Oweh runs a drill during the Penn State Elite IV camp on July 14, 2017 on the Lasch fields. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature an update on the recruitment of four-star defensive end Jayson Oweh and comments from Bob Shoop on the legal battle with his former employer.
Oweh called Penn State the leader for his services following the Lasch Bash earlier this month, but he has since visited Notre Dame and Ohio State. The Friday Night Light visits to Columbus over the weekend has potential to change the recruitment for Oweh, a 6-5, 240-pound defensive end from Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy.
Oweh continues to praise Buckeyes defensive line coach Larry Johnson, and he has called his looming Penn State-Ohio State a “tight” one, according to 247Sports. The visit to Columbus was “great” for both Oweh and his mother, he said.
Columbus was great[?] [?] Learned a lot! pic.twitter.com/UAT0jREQh4
— Clout J (@JaysonOweh) July 23, 2017
Shoop said the lawsuit filed against him by Penn State for breach of contract would not be a distraction this season. Penn State claims Shoop owes the university nearly $900,000 to buy out his contract when he left for Tennessee following the 2016 season. Shoop filed a counterclaim that indicated he was forced out when he left Penn State for Tennessee.
“I can’t comment on it at this time,” Shoop told the Associated Press. “I promise you it’s just a matter of a contract. We have a number that we feel we owe them and they have a number that they feel we owe them, and people who know a lot more about this stuff than I do are handling it. It’s really nothing that I even think about it on a daily basis unless I read about it in the paper or you guys tell me about it or call me about it.”
In other Penn State football news, Lions target Micah Parsons breaks down his Ohio State visit. Penn State defensive tackle commit Judge Culpepper talks about his college decision, and Michael Mauti and others look back on the five-year anniversary of NCAA sanctions.
PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
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