With the early signing period less than a week away, one member of Penn State's 2020 class has decided to back off from his Nittany Lion pledge, as offensive guard Devin Willock will look elsewhere in his recruitment.
Willock's note reads as follows –
"After deep consideration with my family I have decided to de-commit from Pennsylvania State University. Thank you to the PSU Family for welcoming me with open arms throughout the process & I wish them all the best of luck. I will still be signing December 18th."
The news comes just ahead the weekend, during which Willock had previously stated would be his official visit to Happy Valley. Instead, he will likely use the weekend to set up a last-second visit elsewhere. The 6'6 offensive lineman suffered a leg injury back in mid-November that caused him to miss the remainder of his senior season.
Willock is a three-star prospect out of New Jersey powerhouse Paramus Catholic. Considering the rate at which new head coach Greg Schiano has been adding to the 2020 Rutgers class, Willock could be a candidate to stay home and join the Scarlet Knights.
Willock's de-commitment drops Penn State's class back down to 27 members. They drop below Michigan in the overall team rankings and the conference rankings, putting them at the No. 12 class in the country and No. 3 in the Big Ten.