Penn State Football suffered a setback in its pursuit of a top 10 recruiting class in 2023
Penn State Football commit Conrad Hussey announced on Thursday night that he will not sign with the Nittany Lions.
Instead, the 4-star safety from St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida will sign with Florida State.
Hussey had been committed to Penn State since April 25 but took an official visit to Florida State a couple weeks back. The visit obviously sounded some alarm bells for Nittany Lions fans.
With that said, Hussey never decommitted and his high school teammate, King Mack, signed with Penn State on Wednesday. That looked like a good sign, but when Hussey didn’t sign with the other 22 commits, the concern came back.
It was later revealed that Hussey would sign at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and choose between Penn State, Florida State and Miami. That signing event was then postponed to Thursday.
Thursday, on Instagram live, Hussey made the announcement he will sign with the Seminoles.
Penn State’s staff stayed in the fight, but it is difficult to get highly touted recruits from Florida to come up North to Penn State. The staff held on to Mack and Elliot Washington, they could get all three. It happens.
Penn State’s 2023 class now has 22 signees and zero out-standing commits. The Nittany Lions class falls back one spot to the No. 14 recruiting class in the nation.
There is still time for Penn State to make up for the loss of Hussey. There is the second signing period in February still to come. The transfer portal is also an option for the Nittany Lions.