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This post has been edited 5 times, most recently by Sean Scherer 2 years ago
Is this supposed to be a hint towards something Sean?
Visiting on Saturday. Seems quite enamored with Penn State.
Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing linebacker Alex Anzalone has had a real busy week, and capped it with another big offer.
I dont like his helmet
Reading (Pa.) Wyomissing Area outside linebacker Alex Anzalone visited MSU Saturday morning, but his day wasnt over yet ...
Talks about visiting with the Urban legend, offers from Bama and others, and an upcoming visit to Penn State. Also mentions he has a brother at PSU now.
Major programs making pitch for All-State linebacker
Well coach D and Alex have one huge thing in common. Coach D isn't a fan of that "whole de-commiting thing" either. In fact coach D is so not a fan that if he tried to commit on the spot coach D almost certainly wouldn't accept his commitment. It's frustrating, but in the long run it strengthens the bond when the deal is finally sealed.
On the the PA AA All-State Team for last Season. PA schools are divided by size from A to AAAA (largest).
Pa. Sports Writers All-State teams
The 2011 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State football team. With players' school, height, weight and class.
Alex Anzalone, Wyomissing, 6-3, 205, Jr.
Mack Behe, Penn Cambria, 6-2, 175, Jr.
Tristin Freeman, West Philadelphia Catholic, 6-0, 215, Sr.
Cody Shustack, Mount Carmel, 5-10, 200, Sr.
Brandon Smith, Lewisburg, 6-1, 200, Jr.
Demetrious Cox, Jeannette, 6-1, 190, Sr.
Alex Filarsky, Lakeland, 6-1, 170, Sr.
Read more: North Allegheny puts three on all-state team - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/highschool/football/s_773399.html#ixzz1mgI93EFF
This post was edited by Spartan_in_PA 2 years ago
Sorry, I didn't mean to seem snappy. There WAS a recent update on tRCMB about him though and people did start rolling with that joke... pretty harshly. It got bad so I was just in a "here we go again" phase, I guess.
Offered by UGA, and Oklahoma...
Dude is blowing up
I have an MBA...Master at Being Amazing
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh........yeah, it also prevents us from looking like fools( pittman reference inferred and implied here)
That was sure to happen when he got the early offer from Alabama
"We've got to take care of Pennsylvania," O'Brien said. "I think that's how you build a team. You have a bunch of guys from a similar area with similar backgrounds, where their parents can come watch them play. That's going to be a big part of what we do is recruit Pennsylvania. Every coach on the staff will have an area of Pennsylvania recruiting."
Following Junior Day, Penn State offered scholarships to Central Dauphin athlete Zayd Issah, Bishop McDevitt wide receiver Brian Lemelle, West Catholic running back David Williams, Clairton safety Tyler Boyd, Wyomissing linebacker Alex Anzalone and Belle Vernon offensive tackle Dorian Johnson.
O'Brien, who succeeded the late Joe Paterno at Penn State in early January, recently hosted a junior day which, by most accounts, was very successful. Coming out of it, O'Brien has extended offers to several big-name recruits from Pennsylvania, notably Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman and Wyomissing linebacker Alex Anzalone. Another elite Pennsylvania player, speedy wideout Robert Foster of Central Valley in Monaca, also visited State College during Junior Day weekend.
Breneman and Foster are considered can't-miss five-stars; Anzalone may soon join them in that category. It's critical that O'Brien lands at least two of them -- Pittsburgh is pushing for Foster, too -- and it wouldn't hurt to land Philadelphia running back David Williams, either.
O'Brien offered scholarships to five Pennsylvania recruits following the program's Junior Day last weekend.
Wolverines have 12 verbals for their 2013 class; Meyer and the Buckeyes have landed four big names.
Would be nice to get atleast 2 of those guys. foster and anzalone look like they will be beasts...screw PSU
article talks about him getting a pile of offers and taking unofficial visits including one to UM this week. No favorites.
Wyomissing junior can pick from the best of the best college programs
This post was edited by jetli 2 years ago
Dont know if this was premium, but my UM buddy just told me that Anzalone was told UM was full at LB.
"The rule of thumb is to avoid Tom Izzo and Michigan State like the plague." - Catspause.com, March 2009.
It's from an interview w/ Black Shoes Diaries. Apparently Anzalone is visiting PSU this weekend.
If that is the case and UM is full at LB, I'm wondering if they have a silent pledge from Gedeon. If they are just full at the position, than our staff needs to be pushing this kid in for a visit ASAP. I love his game, grabbing him or Shane Jones would be a monster LB haul for our class.
it's correct that he was told Mich is full at LB and he is no longer visiting. It is suspected there is a silent from Gedeon and they feel confident in their place with Levenberry. Will need to go after him hard as OSU thinks they are the favorites (like always)
This post was edited by SabanSnakeOil 2 years ago
According to Mike Farrell on Twitter, Anzalones top group is OSU, Florida, Stanford, and ND. Got to get him on campus before we get our hopes up.
In other recruiting news, Wyomissing outside linebacker Alex Anzalone scrapped his planned visit to Michigan this weekend. Instead, the 6-3, 220-pound Anzalone will pay a visit to State College.
A month ago the Spartans' backer had only two official offers. In the space of 30 days, Anzalone has picked up more than 20 additional offers including most recently Stanford and USC.
Wyomissing is near Reading in Eastern PA. Traditionally prime Penn State territory.
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A lot of OSU fans are also wanting him for the H-back position that Urbs uses. This recruitment will be very interesting.
That is probably a deterrent more than anything. Analzone is likely a LB with NFL ambition, and that will kill any chance.
Landing Breneman was the first big coup for O’Brien, but missing out on Kugler, who had an offer on the table from the Lions, highlights the most important issue for the coach moving forward — keeping Pennsylvania talent in Pennsylvania.
The state’s 2013 class is top-heavy, with Breneman and Kugler leading the way, but the rest are still weighing their options. That includes Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster, West Catholic running back David Williams and Wyomissing linebacker Alex Anzalone.
All three have offers from Penn State, as well as at least three other Big Ten schools. O’Brien’s NFL ties will work best with luring tight ends like Breneman, or quarterbacks like Hackenberg. For the other positions, he’ll have to work a little harder.
Read more: http://cumberlink.com/sports/penn-state-fb/column-o-brien-building-reputation-as-a-recruiter-with-first/article_b47a6708-6b1d-11e1-b8c5-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1oxJzWMKz
When he sat at the table with Adam Breneman, his father Brian and Cedar Cliff coach Jim Cantafio at the
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