Penn State is constructing on their prime 5 ranked recruiting class with the addition of speedy athlete Ejani Shakir. The Atco (N.J.) Winslow Township star had loads of provides to select from however the teaching employees and atmosphere at Penn State was an excessive amount of for him to cross up.
“I decided to pick the Nittany Lions because I just felt like that was home for me from the first day that I visited the campus,” Shakir mentioned. “I wanted to commit that day because it was so crazy driving up to the stadium with the music playing and everything. I had never been up to a big campus like that before. The fact that the stadium has 107,000 people is just crazy.
“Everything about Penn State is nice,” he said. “The training, the campus, the ambiance – I have never heard any dangerous suggestions from anyone about Penn State.
“I’ve been to a couple schools but no place really shocked me like Penn State,” mentioned Shakir. “Nothing really felt like home like they did. Other schools have a good campus and good facilities but it just didn’t feel right and I couldn’t see myself in their jersey. Penn State just felt right. I can see myself in the blue and white with the black cleats.
“They need to see what I can do on offense and protection however I need to go up there for receiver,” he said. “Coach Terry Smith and coach Stubbs are the 2 that basically stayed on me probably the most. It’s been nice getting to listen to how they discuss and clarify issues to me. I can imagine each phrase they are saying to me. It simply feels proper to me.”
Penn State has constructed a really sturdy basis on this recruiting class with 4 offensive line commits and three tight finish commits however they have been missing explosive playmakers. Landing Shakir’s dedication is a giant step in proper course to fill that want. Whether he lands on the offensive or defensive aspect of the ball, Shakir brings a speedy component to the sector and he ought to be a contributor on particular groups as effectively. As a receiver, Shakir has no downside creating separation between him and the defender. He is extraordinarily harmful when he can get the ball in his fingers within the open area. Defenders have a really tough time getting their fingers on him and slowing him down. After seeing his movie and in-person, it is no surprise to see Shakir posted occasions of 21.7-seconds within the 200m and 48.8 within the 400m.