The news just keeps getting worse for Penn State's recruiting class. Since this weekend, three players have de-committed, with Dorian Johnson being the most highly-touted to de-commit yet. Johnson, according to reports, withdrew his commitment from Penn State earlier tonight.
Johnson is a consensus four-star offensive lineman from Belle Vernon High School. He was one of the prized members of the class of 2013 who had picked Penn State over heavyweights like Alabama.
Penn State's recruiting class for 2013 now has nine members. Before the sanctions, the Nittany Lions had 14.
Johnson's loss hurts but isn't as crushing as it could be. For now, Penn State still has Christian Hackenberg and Adam Breneman in the fold. They are considered the top two prospects and have shown the most enthusiasm in staying committed to Penn State and encouraging others to do the same.
I spoke with Breneman today and Hackenberg's father over the weekend. Both players are still happy with Penn State.
Of course, we won't know for sure how all of this will play out for another six months, until National Signing Day.
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