Glenbard West Football Star Withdraws Commitment To Penn State

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (CBS) — Glenbard West football star Tommy Schutt has decided not to go to Penn State, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Schutt, a defensive tackle, has withdrawn an earlier commitment to Penn State and will instead go to Ohio State.

Schutt, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 301 pounds, is ranked fifth nationally among defensive tackles and 52nd overall for the Class of 2012, the Sun-Times reports. He visited Ohio State over the weekend, and told the Sun-Times that he was “impressed with everything it was about.”

Schutt had committed to Penn State before news of the ongoing Sandusky scandal broke, the Sun-Times reported. The scandal has resulted in the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno.

Schutt told the Sun-Times he had thought he had it “figured out” that he would go to Penn State, but now, he says it “just wasn’t meant to be.”

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