After surprising many by committing to Penn State in late-July during a visit to Happy Valley for the Lasch Bash, Emery Simmons is moving on. The one time Indiana and North Carolina commit is adding Penn State to the list by decommitting from the Nittany Lions and returning to the Tar Heels.
Love my state!!! I gotta do it for them pic.twitter.com/LPts6jnA1n— Emery Simmons (@SimmonsDaekwon) December 8, 2018
Simmons, the 512th overall player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite rankings and 66th ranked receiver nationally, was first offered by Penn State in May of this year. His July visit was the first time he ventured north to State College, but he also returned in September for the Ohio State game.
With Simmons now off of the board, the lone wide receiver recruit in Penn State's 2019 class is four-star John Dunmore. The NIttany Lions are also targeting four-stars David Bell, who is expected to land at Purdue, and four-star Cornelius Johnson, who is taking his official visit this weekend to Penn State.
Receiver is not a huge priority this year after landing an outstanding 2018 class, and in the hunt for several highly regarded 2020 prospects. However, with just one remaining in the class at the moment, expect James Franklin and the staff to push for an additional player in 2019.
The 2019 class as a whole now stands at 16 commitments, and No. 15 nationally.