Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class took a rare hit on Friday.
The Lions, which have the No. 2 class in America, lost a commitment from their only offensive line recruit.
Four-star offensive tackle Chris Bleich announced that he would be opening up his recruitment:
— Chris Bleich 🇺🇸 (@Bleich72) April 21, 2017
As Bleich said in his announcement, he committed to Penn State when he was just a sophomore back in April 2016. His announcement came a week after he visited Lincoln for the Nebraska spring game.
Bleich is rated the No. 24 offensive tackle and No. 303 player overall in the 2018 class. The 6-6, 305-pound Wyoming Valley West (Pa.) senior is the No. 9-rated recruit in Pennsylvania.
He has offers from the likes of Nebraska, Pitt, Rutgers and Virginia Tech. In addition to his Nebraska visit, Bleich also took unofficial visits to Mississippi State and Rutgers.
With Bleich’s de-commitment, Penn State still has 11 verbal commitments in its 2018 class.