Plant running back Wesley Bullock, overlooked by many bigger schools because of his relatively diminutive stature, has received his first offer from a school in an Automatic Qualifying conference: Penn State.
Panthers coach Robert Weiner confirmed the scholarship offer for Bullock on Tuesday night, and added senior quarterback Aaron Banks had been extended an offer from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
A 5-foot-6, 150-pound senior, Bullock was the leading rusher for the Panthers’ Class 8A state championship team last season. He ran for 1,308 yards and 12 touchdowns on 179 carries, and also had 29 receptions for 403 yards and four touchdowns.
Through three games this year, Bullock has rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
Bullock also has offers from Western Kentucky and Toledo.
Weiner said Banks, a 6-1 first-year starter, was also drawing interest from schools in the Ivy League. This season, Banks has completed 68 percent of his passes for 547 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.