What’s next for Harrisburg’s Micah Parsons after Penn State decommitment?
Micah Parsons, pictured during last weekend’s 7v7 passing tournament at Spooky Nook, could still end up signing with Penn State although it appears the Nittany Lions have their work cut out for them in the battle for his services.
Micah Parsons shook up Penn State’s 2018 recruiting outlook Sunday night when he took to Twitter to announce his decommitment from the Nittany Lions.
But, in doing so, Parsons didn’t slam the door on Penn State.
So, the question is, now, where might the 6-foot-3, 235-pound standout defensive end wind up on National Signing Day 2018?
Below is a look at his most likely landing spots:
Parsons said Penn State is still “one of my top schools,” and he wouldn’t be the first player to commit, decommit, then recommit. Some strong ties remain. His friend and former teammate, Damion Barber, has signed with the Nittany Lions, and the two have talked about, perhaps, forming a bookend duo at the next level. He has said he plans to visit Penn State again, in the future, and could still end up in State College when the process is finished.
The Buckeyes seem to have made the strongest push of late in the battle for Parsons’ services. His latest visit to the school came during last week’s spring game, and he seems to have enjoyed himself each time he’s made it to Columbus. He stirred speculation that he could be Buckeye-bound just last month when he named his new puppy, “Brutus.”
Don’t think Alabama wants Parsons? He said the Crimson Tide told him he’d have a shot to run the ball some, too, if he came to school there. He and his father have said they hope to visit the school soon. Ohio State may be the non-PSU front-runner, but don’t count out these guys.
The offer is there, and, in December, Parsons put the Seminoles in the list of schools that he wanted to evaluate. He has said he plans to visit Tallahassee soon, and if Jimbo Fisher and company put on the fullcourt press, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him trend in that direction a bit.