Chris Bleich, a mammoth offensive tackle from Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, Pa., has decommitted from Penn State's 2018 class. Bleich was Penn State's second commitment in the Class of 2018 in April of 2016. The 247Sports Composite rates Bleich as the 9th best overall prospect in Pennsylvania, 24th offensive tackle in the nation, and 303rd overall prospect in the nation.
At the time of his verbal commitment, Bleich was slated to attend IMG Academy. However, shortly after, he returned home to Plymouth, and Wyoming Valley West.
Thankfully for Penn State, there are a number of other offensive tackles they are pursuing in the 2018 recruiting cycle, so they should be able to replace him, even if it takes a little while to do so.
— Chris Bleich (@Bleich72) April 21, 2017
Bleich's uncle, John, was a starting offensive lineman in the early 1990's at Rutgers, where he played for the immortal Doug Graber, so Rutgers, along with Nebraska, appear to be top contenders at this moment for Bleich.
With Bleich's de-commitment, Penn State's class is down to 11 commits, but remains the No. 2 class in the country for the 2018 recruiting cycle.