Penn State is still 5-star recruit Micah Parsons’ ‘top school’; Blue-White ranks No. 4 in attendance, and more
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature an update on five-star recruit Micah Parsons’ decision to de-commit and a look at where the Blue-White game ranks among the nation’s biggest crowds.
Parsons de-committed late Sunday night and said he “committed too soon” in an announcement on his Twitter page. The Harrisburg High star also did an exclusive interview with Rivals analyst Adam Friedman and offered a thoughtful explanation for his decision. He said he spoke with James Franklin over the weekend and that the Lions were still in the hunt for his services.
“I felt like my visit to Penn State this weekend went amazing,” Parsons told Rivals. “Everything was good for me but at the end of the day it came down to family. I talked to coach Franklin in person there and over the phone today and thought this would be the best decision for right now. They’re still my top school right now but I fell like I need to focus on other things right now.”
Penn State annually ranks among the nation’s attendance leaders, in terms of both regular-season home contests and its Blue-White spring game. The Lions drew an estimated crowd of 71,000 to see the Blue team clobber White, 26-0, this past Saturday, a mark that ranks No. 4 nationally behind Ohio State (80,134), Nebraska (78,312) and Alabama (74,326), according to figures compiled by SB Nation.
In other Penn State football news, the Lions are getting a “good kid” in new commit Antwan Reed. Mark Wogenrich of the Allentown Morning Call gives his impressions from the Blue-White game, and Andrew Callahan of Lions 247 has more on the breakout potential of Shareef Miller.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
Blue-White wrap-up with Bob Flounders and David Jones
Impressions from Penn State’s Blue-White game: Wogenrich [Allentown Morning Call]
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