Irvin Charles (Haddonfield, N.J./Paul VI) would just politely nod or roll his eyes every time his friend would start talking about Penn State.
If they watched a game on TV, his friend since grade school -- fellow 2015 prospect Troy Shorts (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury) -- would lean over and tell him if the Nittany Lions played, they would've won. If PSU showed up on ESPN, Shorts would guarantee a victory. And whenever the topic of colleges arose, Shorts would tell Charles he needed to see the greatest show on turf.
"Almost every sentence with him is about Penn State," Charles said with a laugh. "So I was hyped up."