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5-star DE Micah Parsons commits to Penn State

21 December, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Harrisburg's Micah Parsons outruns State College's Patrick Groves to the endzone during their week 8 high school football game. Sean Simmers

Three years and one month after Penn State offered him a scholarship as a freshman, Micah Parsons is officially a Nittany Lion.

"In short, OSU had already chose to stop recruiting Parsons", Biddle wrote.

Ohio State had been in the mix for Parsons, however, his possible life as a Buckeye ended Tuesday after reports surfaced that Ohio State self-reported a recruiting violation involving a picture Parsons took with ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit and former Ohio State running back Eddie George on the set of ESPN's College GameDay.

Ohio State lost out on two of its top targets in the 2018 recruiting class. Those numbers could increase before the 72-hour signing period ends Friday. Parsons was hotly linked to Ohio State at the beginning of the 2017 season, but his recruitment with the Buckeyes came to a screeching halt in September.

Micah ParsonsFive-star 2018 weak-side defensive end Micah Parsons picked Penn State on Wednesday.

The report said that was the reason the Buckeyes had stopped pursuing Parsons, which the player and his father denied, as did a handful of other Ohio State media outlets.

Parsons was then back to the drawing board, and took visits to Georgia, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Penn State before ultimately deciding on the latter. Parsons and a few other top recruits who took in the loss to the Sooners called for quarterback J.T. Barrett to be replaced with his backup, whom they had met on the trip.

Parsons, rated as the fourth-best player in the nation according to recruiting services, verbally committed to Penn State as a sophomore.

The time has come I'm officially committed! A ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday morning where Parsons is widely expected to sign with Penn State.



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