Penn State lost a verbal commitment from the top-ranked player in its 2018 recruiting class on Sunday night.
Micah Parsons, the No. 3 overall player in the class, de-committed from Penn State, saying he committed “too soon.” It’s not all bad news for the Nittany Lions, though. In an interview with Rivals, the defensive end said that the Nittany Lions were still his “top school.”
Parsons opened up about his decision and how he saw the rest of his recruiting process in an interview with Adam Friedman.
“I felt like my visit to Penn State this weekend went amazing,” Parsons said. “Everything was good for me but at the end of the day it came down to family. I talked to coach Franklin in person there and over the phone (Sunday) and thought this would be the best decision for right now. They’re still my top school right now but I fell like I need to focus on other things right now.”
Parsons, a Harrisburg, Pa. native, noted that he wanted to take his family on a visit to Penn State. He also said he planned on being at summer camps at Penn State and Ohio State and added he wanted to take a trip to Florida State or Alabama.
As of Monday morning, the 247Sports crystal ball was split evenly on Parsons with half of the predictions saying he will choose the Buckeyes, and the other half saying he will re-commit to the Nittany Lions.
Penn State and Ohio State fans will have to wait, though. Parsons said he doesn’t expect to announce his commitment until “Signing Day or before the first signing period.”