Last Friday, Penn State kicked off a string of weekends where it would play host to recruits from around the country.
On Saturday, March 19, Penn State received its first verbal commitment in the Class of 2012 in offensive lineman Anthony Stanko. He is a solid start to the class, and held offers from Northwestern and West Virginia, among others. Also on the visit with Stanko was Pennsylvania DE Noah Spence, one of the mostly highly-sought-after players in the northeast (and country for that matter). Spence has a PSU offer, but will wait to make his college decision
This past weekend, no fewer than 20 recruits were on campus, and two of them left as definite future Penn Staters. On Friday night, Massachusetts LB Camren Williams committed to play for Penn State, and the next day Maryland DE/TE Brent Wilkerson joined the Class of 2012 list.
More commitments are expected soon, but either way Penn State is really firing on all cylinders this year. What changed is fuel for speculation and rumor, but with three commitments before April 1, and with roughly 60 additional verbal offers outstanding, the Class of 2012 could be a special one.