Penn State’s touted 2018 recruiting class just got a little smaller.
Chris Bleich, a 4-star offensive tackle from Plymouth, Pa., de-committed from Penn State on Friday morning. Bleich said he “committed way too young in his sophomore year” and noted he wanted to explore more options. Bleich committed to Penn State last April.
— Chris Bleich ?? (@Bleich72) April 21, 2017
The No. 24 offensive tackle in the 2018 class, Bleich is listed at 6-foot-6, 305 pounds. He’s considered the ninth-best 2018 recruit in Pennsylvania.
Bleich has received plenty of offers since committing to Penn State, including from Nebraska, Pitt and Rutgers. He was in Lincoln for an unofficial visit with the Huskers last week during their spring game. Afterward, Bleich told Land of 10 the trip “definitely opened up his mind a lot.”
Without Bleich, Penn State’s 2018 class stands at 11 commits and remains No. 2 nationally. The Nittany Lions could add to that class soon with dozens of recruits expected to be in State College this weekend for the team’s spring game.