Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Gbadyu Jumps on the Maryland Express

A couple of months ago, stud Maryland linebacker recruit Bani Gbadyu gave his verbal commitment to LSU. Now several short months later, Gbadyu has decided to change direction and continue the mass exodus of Maryland recruits to Penn State. Now he, as well as Navorro Bowman, will have the opportunity to recruit his fellow statesmen to follow him to Happy Valley.

Gbadyu is the second blue chip recruit from Maryland to commit to Penn State in the last week. Navorro Bowman gave Joe Paterno his verbal commitment last Thursday and announced that he would enroll early in January.

While Gbadyu is a high school linebacker, he will likely play safety in college. With Chris Harrell and Calvin Lowery both graduating, Gbadyu could find himself earning substantial playing time along side Donnie Johnson, the projected Hero in 2006. And as Derrick Williams, Justin King, Jordan Norwood, Deon Butler and Dan Connor have proven over the past two seasons, Paterno will not hesitate to play a freshman if he is the best player at the position.

Jared Odrick, a four-star defensive end from Lebanon, PA, will announce his college choice on Monday, 12/19. Odrick is reportedly down to Penn State and Georgia with Florida as a long shot.


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