March 10, 2010

Penn State leads for N.J. tight end

It seems as though Penn State will be the clear favorite to land junior tight end Jack Tabb if they extend an offer, but do they plan on doing that?

Tabb, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect from Red Bank Catholic in New Jersey is still waiting for his first offer, but one Conference USA school seems to be close to putting it out there.

"I don't have an offer from them," Tabb said of Central Florida, refuting a rumor that they had. "But I guess they're very interested. I've talked to a coach from there and he likes me as a tight end. He's talked to me about playing that (position).

"They found out about me through Bryan Murphy from Don Bosco Prep. They were recruiting him and asked him who his best challenge came against this past year and he said me. He was a defensive end and I was a tight end, and I did pretty well in that game."

While Tabb plans on looking at UCF it's clear that he favors a school in the Big Ten.

"Penn State is definitely a favorite," Tabb said. "It's a very prestigious program and I used to watch them a lot coming up. I'm going (to visit) there over spring break. I've spoken to coach Anderson from Penn State. I think he heard about me from my coach at first and then they just went from there."

Tabb lived in Indianapolis until just before his sophomore season, and he said he loved the state of Indiana. Because of that he is considering schools like Indiana, Purdue and Cincinnati.

He has also received mail from Pitt, Syracuse and Temple.

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