November 24, 2012;University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions players warm up prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

PSU Recruiting Update-Jonathan Walton Decommits


Reports have surfaced that Alabama linebacker Jonathan Walton has decommitted from Penn State, following his visit to Tennessee this past weekend.  Walton was quoted on goupstate.com as saying ” I feel indecisive. I’m just weighing them out right now. Penn State is still in the mix. I just want to make my choice and stick with it. I’ll wait until Signing Day or after my last visit.”

Walton committed to PSU in December following his first visit, in large part because of the Lions being the first BCS conference school to offer a scholarship.  He has since picked up offers from the likes of Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi State and Auburn.  He visited Rocky Top this past weekend, and will be heading to South Carolina this coming weekend, before taking his final visit to Auburn at the end of the month. He also expects to meet with coaches from PSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Minnesota, and Mississippi State this week.  Walton had made it no secret that he had preferred to stay closer to his southern home, but the loyalty and confidence of PSU offering him when they did was a key factor.

Questions are sure to arise with this coming so soon after Ted Roof’s resignation, but Walton was wavering as soon as the SEC offers arrived.  While he is keeping PSU in the mix, I would be surprised if he does not end up closer to home. If you’re looking for a positive to take out of this, PSU identified Walton well before any of these other SEC programs.  A guy that no big schools wanted a month ago, other than PSU, are all jumping on board.

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  • Tim Tolley

    Good kid. Too bad the SEC noticed him before signing day or PSU might have had a steal.

  • http://twitter.com/mtbomb Max Tower

    It’s also likely that a lot of the programs offering him now whiffed on their first choices.