PITTSBURGH -- Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky remained as a de facto recruiter for the Nittany Lions as late as last summer.
The father of a South Carolina high school player says Sandusky attended a football camp for players of Polynesian descent in Utah last year and encouraged players to play for coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky made the trip even as a grand jury investigated claims of sexual abuse by the former coach. Sandusky is now charged with molesting eight boys over a 15-year period.
Otto Ah Ching says his son Adam, a linebacker at Greer (S.C.) High, put Penn State on his list of possible schools after speaking to Sandusky.
"Who wouldn't want to go to Linebacker U?" said Otto Ah Ching, Adam's father.
Not Adam, who removed Penn State from his list of possible destinations after charges were levied against Sandusky.
"It was really devastating," Otto Ah Ching said. "We were all surprised."