After a lot of speculation the rumors have proven to be true. Trey Burke announced today that he will be opening his recruitment again. According to the Burke campe they are not sure that Penn State can win or that PSU head coach Ed DeChellis or the prime recruiter on Burke, assistant Lewis Preston, will be around when Burke was set to arrive in the fall of 2011:
“To be honest with you, I love Penn State and I wanted him to stick it out,” said Mr. Burke. “I think, the way he’s playing, he can go in and play right away and be better than [PSU point guard] Talor Battle. And get a great education.On the flip side, he was concerned if the staff would be there when he arrives. And then, the ability of getting some guys to come in there with him.”
While Penn State is technically still in the running, the combination of Burke’s rising stock as well as his growning list of offers all but eliminates Penn State’s chances of re-capturing Burke.–“Of course, we want to win, play at a Big Ten level, and get a great education. Trey felt he had all but one of those at Penn State.”
I’m going to go bang my head on the wall over and over again.