One of the top prospects in Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class has decided to re-open his recruitment.
Wednesday, four-star offensive lineman made the decision to decommit from Penn State, opening his recruitment back up. He gave his verbal pledge to the Nittany Lions in late April but has had a change of heart.
Parks made the announcement public via Twitter. He did say that Penn State will continue to be one of the top choices when it comes time to make a final decision on his future.
“I have decided to de-commit from Penn State University,” Parks wrote. “I feel as though I made my decision off of emotions and locked in too early without giving other universities an equal opportunity to recruit me. Penn State will continue to be a top choice on my list of schools that I am interested in. But as of right now, my recruitment is 100% back open.”
Parks added nice size to Penn State’s class, with a 6-foot-4, 320-pound frame. He is rated as the ninth-best offensive guard in the 2020 class and is ranked No. 217 nationally overall. He’s also mentioned as the ninth-best player out of Maryland, according to 247Sports.
The loss of the four-star offensive lineman is a big blow to the Lions. Penn State still has the second-best class in the B1G currently, but it has fallen to 18th nationally.