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Penn State has received an oral commitment from its second Georgia player in two years. Kasey Gaines, a defensive back from Grayson High, also had offers from Harvard, Howard and VMI.

Gaines told the Atlanta Journal Constitution (read it here) that head coach Bill O said he the type of player Penn State needs.

“He said, need football players, not superstars,
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” Gaines told the paper. ” know how football is played down there, and you the kind of guy we need up here. Gaines returned an interception for a touchdown last year in Grayson run to a Georgia state championship.

Gaines will join quarterback Steven Bench as Georgia recruits on State roster. O and Roof strong ties in Georgia and have the region a recruiting target. Here are some highlights from Gaines junior season. Erickson said he will remain president for another year or two while Penn State conducts a national search.

Joyner, a former Penn State football player and wrestler, became acting athletic director last November, after Tim Curley was placed on administrative leave. Curley status is unchanged as he awaits trial in January on charges of perjury and failure to report. running back Bill Belton and offensive tackle Donovan Smith were not seen at practice Wednesday, according to reporters in attendance. are rehabbing ankle injuries;
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Belton has not played since the opener against Ohio.