Penn State interested in Wasonga

Junior running back Allan Wasonga from Parkersburg, W.Va., is on the Nittany Lions' radar screen. Wasonga is one of the top two juniors in the state of West Virginia.

The 5-foot-10 and 200-pound Wasonga moved from Kenya to West Virginia at age 8. He attended Point Pleasant High his freshman and sophomore years. Last season, in his first year as a varsity starter, Wasonga rushed for 1,937 yards and 25 touchdowns.

After transferring to Parkersburg for his junior year, Wasonga has rushed for 2,110 yards with 28 touchdowns through 10 games. Wasonga is also averaging 25.5 yards per kickoff return as Parkersburg is set to play in the first round of the state playoffs the weekend of Nov. 13.

Wasonga has a written scholarship offer from Ohio University and a verbal offer from Syracuse.

"More than likely West Virginia is going to offer," Wasonga said. "Virginia Tech, Marshall and UCLA have interest in me, and Michigan, Penn State and Notre Dame, too. Ohio State is another one."

When asked about both Penn State and Ohio State, Wasonga said, "I like both schools. Both have good football programs. I took a tour of Ohio State awhile back. After the season I'm going to set up maybe five to 10 unofficial visits.

"Penn State is definitely a school I want to look at."

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