Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Penn State makes offer to Iowa Western running back

Penn State made an offer to talback Aaron Wimberly, according to a post from Iowa Western's Twitter account. Wimberly, a 5-foot-11 Iowa native, has 83 carries for 622 yards and six touchdowns through six games this season. He is currently committed to Iowa State.

Penn State makes offer to Iowa Western running back

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Bill O'Brien and his staff are apparently high on recruiting junior college players -- especially those who play for Iowa Western Community College.

Penn State made an offer to talback Aaron Wimberly, according to a post from Iowa Western's Twitter account. Wimberly, a 5-foot-11 Iowa native, has 83 carries for 622 yards and six touchdowns through six games this season. He is currently committed to Iowa State.

Last week, multiple outlets reported that the Nittany Lions made an offer to Jake Waters, Iowa Western's quarterback. Penn State quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher attended his practice last Tuesday, during the Nittany Lions' bye week. Iowa Western is the top-ranked junior college in the country.

Waters and Wimberly are roommates.

Last week, O'Brien addressed the issue of recruiting junior college players moving forward.

“We’ll be interested in recruiting and taking a look at post-graduate guys at prep schools and junior college guys,” O’Brien told reporters before practice on Wednesday. “The number one thing is they have to be good students and high character guys. That’s number one.”

-Emily Kaplan

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