Freshman DT Corey Bolds to Leave Penn State

By Craig Fritz on June 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Former Penn State DT Corey Bolds
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Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds announced on Twitter Sunday night that he will leave Penn State. 

Bolds worked with the scout team during his freshman season, and was expected to provide depth at the 3-tech position in 2018 behind the likes of Kevin Givens, Robert Windsor, Antonio Shelton and others.

As a recruit out of New Jersey's storied Paramus Catholic, he was a last-minute addition to James Franklin's 15th-ranked class. Bolds picked the Lions over his home-state Rutgers Scarlet Knights on National Signing Day in 2017 as Penn State looked to add to its defensive tackle depth that had taken a hit.

This is the second confirmed off season departure for Penn State. Fellow redshirt freshman Robert Martin, an offensive lineman, announced he was leaving the program and giving up football last month. The two moves have the Lions at the NCAA mandated 85 scholarships for the 2018 season.