Zack Kuntz, a 6-foot-8 four-star tight end from Pennsylvania, will be making the move to Happy Valley sooner than expected.
Kuntz, the No. 100 player in the nation per 247Sports, chose his local Nittany Lions over Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, and Tennessee last November.
He is the No. 4 tight end in the country, and the third-ranked recruit in the Keystone State.
Now, he’ll be enrolling at Penn State early, which gives him a chance to join the football program ahead of spring practice. From Penn Live:
“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I think it’s the best decision for me,” Kuntz said.
“It’s a great advantage getting to do spring ball with the team, and for me, a big part of football is, I’m going to need to put on weight, and that’s something I’ll be able to do under the coaches’ guidance and everything.”
If there was any worry about Kuntz potentially flipping elsewhere, that should more or less end it.
The big tight end is one of 23 players committed to PSU’s 2018 class, a group that ranks No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 3 nationally.