Five-star DE Micah Parsons decommits from Penn State; says he “committed too soon”
Former Penn State commit Micah Parsons (left) and Class of 2017 signee Des Holmes visit during the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on April 22, 2017. Parsons decommitted from Penn State on Sunday night. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
The inevitable has finally happened.
Five-star Class of 2018 defensive end and Harrisburg High star Micah Parsons announced on Sunday night that he is decommitting from Penn State.
“I would like to thank the coaches and the fans for everything they have done for me but I feel like this is the best decision for me and my family,” he wrote in a social media statement announcing the news.
“They are still one of my top schools but I just feel like I committed too soon and I need to focus on the upcoming football season!”
[?] hardest decision I had to make but pic.twitter.com/s0J47fi1iC
— #blessed[?] [?]MVP (@Micah_parsons23) April 24, 2017
Parsons, the No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2018 according to the 247Sports’ Composite rankings, has visited Ohio State and Georgia this year, and his change of course was more or less written on the wall after he told PennLive and multiple outlets recently that he wanted to enjoy the recruiting process and see other programs more than a year after he committed to the Lions back on Feb. 27, 2016.
Penn State is now down to 12 verbal commitments in this cycle after it landed two commitments on Saturday, from four-star OT Nana Asiedu and three-star OT Antwan Reed, after it lost a commitment from four-star OT Chris Bleich on Friday before Parsons moved on Sunday night.