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The Chicago Sun-Times reports Schutt, a defensive tackle, has withdrawn an earlier commitment to Penn State and will instead go to Ohio State.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

  • zatso

    This is a decision that will be with this young man the rest of his life.




  • Cameltoe Rancher

    And to think, 1993 GBW Defensive end and graduate Matt Weldon would’ve given anything to have been coached by Sandusky!

  • Frank O'Harris

    Nice to see PSU get Sanduskied by his going to Ohio State. Sad that he might just be trading one dictator for another. But cujos to the Curly, Moe and Larry NCAA for not making him sit out a year. You know, because they have integrity.

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