Penn State to host 4-star OT, offered defensive end this weekend
Penn State coach James Franklin addresses the crowd at the first stop on the Coaches Caravan tour held at the Penn State York campus on May 8, 2017.Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State will have a handful of unofficial visitors on campus this weekend, and two of them have already confirmed their trips with PennLive.
The Lions will host Blairstown, N.J., Blair Academy defensive end Jayson Oweh and four-star Warner Robins, Ga., offensive tackle Christian Armstrong, both confirmed on Sunday.
They are repeat visitors this year, as Armstrong came to State College for the first time back in February while Oweh came to campus in March and received an offer in April. Lions247 and Blue-White Illustrated first reported the visits.
At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Oweh played tight end and defensive end at the recent Opening Regionals event in New Jersey, and scored one of the top SPARQ times, not just at that event but also nationally. It measures elusiveness, speed, and power, of which Oweh has plenty in all three categories. His 247Sports’ Crystal Ball currently reads 100 percent for PSU.
Armstrong, on the other hand, is pegged to go to Florida State according to the same metric, but his decision to pay his way to see Penn State’s campus again is awfully intriguing with three offensive linemen already committed to the program in this cycle.
Asked what he wants to see this time around, the tackle said: “Nothing specific, just hoping to have a great trip.”
The list will likely grow throughout the week, so stay tuned for updates.
Penn State’s football program will be busy this weekend, as the Lions will also be at the school’s Saturday baseball game, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. versus Nebraska. An autograph session will precede the game from 10-11 a.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park before first pitch, and the Big Ten trophy will also be on hand for photo ops.