Penn State’s 2021 recruiting class has shrunk. On Sunday, the Nittany Lions lost a commitment from a tight end out of Florida.
Three-star prospect Nick Elksnis tweeted out that he is decommitting from Penn State and will reopen his recruitment. He was one of three players who had committed to James Franklin and company in the 2021 cycle.
“After much thought, prayer and conversation with my family, I have decided to decommit from Penn State and will be reopening my recruiting,” Elksnis wrote on Twitter.
After much thought, prayer, and conversation with my family, I have decided to decommit from Penn State and will be reopening my recruiting. #formygoodbutHISglory @ProImpactJax7v7 @ReturnOfJamez pic.twitter.com/j8w3xwBcZx
— Nick Elksnis (@NickElksnis) March 1, 2020
Elksnis is a 6-foot-6, 220-pound tight end out of Jacksonville, Florida. He’s ranked as one of the top 60 players from his home state and is listed as the No. 15 tight end in his class, per 247Sports Composite rankings. Overall, Elksnis is No. 379.
He’s received nearly two dozen offers during the recruiting cycle.
Penn State is now down to two commitments in the 2021 class, four-star athlete Liam Clifford and three-star offensive guard Nate Bruce. The Nittany Lions rank ninth in the B1G and 41st nationally with this cycle right now.