Micah Parsons makes official decision on 2020 season with Penn State
After spending two outstanding seasons as a member of Penn State’s football team, star linebacker Micah Parson’s has ended his college career.
Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports reported the news on Tuesday that Parsons was expected to opt out of the 2020 season and begin pursuing a career in the NFL. On Thursday, the Penn State linebacker made it official with a post on his Instagram account. He would have been a junior this year.
Parsons is one of a handful of B1G players who has decided to opt out this fall. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman, Illinois running back Ra’Von Bonner and offensive lineman Jake Cerny and Michigan State defensive lineman Jacub Panasiuk have also made that decision.
Below is the video Parsons shared on Instagram.
Parsons was a big piece of Penn State’s 11-2 record in the 2019 season. The star linebacker piled up 109 tackles, 14 stops for loss and 5 sacks while appearing in all 13 games for the Nittany Lions. He also broke up 5 passes and forced 4 fumbles.
Many are projecting Parsons as a top 10 selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Some have him inside the top five.
Parsons was a former 5-star recruit and a member of the Nittany Lions’ 2018 recruiting class. He spent two years in Happy Valley before opting out of the 2020 college football season.