The rising stars camp starts this coming weekend. We expect some pretty big west coast names to be attending this year which is in stark contrast to the Willingham years when even the top in state guys didn't bother showing up. That is just another sign of the growth of the program under Sark and his staff.
A couple of examples of some big names attending are Lj Moore, Hatari Byrd and Johnny Johnson who are coming up from Fresno. Elijah Qualls, Mason Friedline, Andrew Basham, Riley Sorenson, Lavon Coleman will also attend. I wouldn't be surprised at all if at least a couple of those guys committed at camp this weekend.
UW currently has eight known commits for its Class of 2013. WR Darrell Daniels of Oakley, Calif. (Freedom High); QB Troy Williams of Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne High); K Cameron Van Winkle (Mount Si); OLB Connor O'Brien, Santa Margarita, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic); C Dane Crane, MLB Sean Constantine, Bellevue; DT Jaimie Bryant, Tumwater; and WR Sammie Long, Lakewood (Lakes).
Presidents To Meet
The University Presidents will be meeting this week to supposedly rubber stamp the new four team playoff plan.
The two national semifinal games would be played within the existing BCS bowl games (Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar) on a rotating basis, with the host sites being predetermined before each season. The national championship game would be offered to the highest bidding city.
Still to be decided:
- How will the four teams be selected?
- Will the emphasis be on conference champions or seeding?
- Where will the championship game be played?
- How are they going to divide up all the money?
"One of the recurring themes in this case was: Who would believe a kid?" she said. "The answer is: We here in Bellefonte, Pa., would believe a kid."
Next up are the guys responsible at Penn State for looking the other way while this was happening for so many years. In my opinion Joe Paterno got off pretty easy by heading off to his so called reward prematurely.