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October 27, 2012There is a monster of an offensive tackle in northeast Pennsylvania. James McHale is 6-foot-7, 290-pounds and just a junior at Dunmore (Pa.). Though he is still waiting for his first offer, McHale has been in contact with more than 15 schools.
"Recently I've been in contact with Michigan, Arizona, Temple, Akron,West Virginia, Georgia Tech,N.C. State, Purdue and Pittsburgh," he said. "I've also talked to Pitt commit Shakir Soto a few times."
Does McHale have a favorite school?
"I like Penn State. I've been going there for the past few games and I went to a camp there," said McHale. "I'm actually going there this weekend for the game. It's close but not too close. I've talked to Coach Mac (McWhorter) a few times and I've met Coach (Bill) O'Brien.
"I grew up watching Penn State because my dad is a big Penn State fan. I actually liked Michigan State growing up," he said. "I haven't heard anything from them yet though."
McHale has also been to a few schools, other than Penn State.
"I've visited Temple and Rutgers," said McHale. "I saw the Rutgers stadium but that was about it. I wish I could've seen more of the campus. I've been talking to Michigan a lot and got invited to a game."
What are the factors that will help McHale decide on a school.
"The biggest factor is location, if my mom likes it and how the academics are because I want to be set for something after football," he said. "Of course there has to be a good athletic program. I would like to make my decision early in my senior year."
Last year McHale had his appendix taken out and only played 3 games.