Penn State Football Recruiting Class Loses Another Offensive Line Commitment
Four-star offensive lineman Aaryn Parks said on Wednesday that he is no longer committed to Penn State, becoming the second recruit this week to announce his decommitment from the Nittany Lions' 2020 recruiting class.
“I would like to thank the Penn State coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to commit to such a prestigious university,” Parks said on Twitter. “In a process of being a man, you have to make man-like decisions. … I feel as though I made my decision off of emotions and locked in too early without giving other universities an equal opportunity to recruit me.”
A 6-foot-4, 320-pound tackle from Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy, Parks said Penn State will “continue to be a top choice on my list” and that his recruitment is “100% back open.” He initially committed to James Franklin’s program on April 29.
Parks' decommitment follows fellow four-star offensive lineman Grant Toutant, who flipped his commitment from Penn State to Ohio State on June 9.
Penn State’s recruiting class of 2020 now boasts four offensive linemen and is ranked No. 14 in the nation after Parks’ decision. Four-star prospect Olu Fashanu is still committed to the Nittany Lions along with three-stars RJ Adams, Golden Achumba, and Nick Dawkins.