Penn State fans have to feel as if Ohio State is specifically going after its top targets as of late. The biggest example was nabbing top-ranked wide receiver Julian Fleming from the Nittany Lions’ backyard.
On Sunday night, Ohio State took aim at Penn State’s established recruiting class. Ryan Day’s staff successfully flipped four-star tackle Grant Toutant from PSU.
Toutant is ranked No. 324 overall in the class of 2020. He’s the No. 27 offensive tackle.
Unfortunately, some Penn State fans have taken to bashing Grant Toutant for his decision.
Being upset is one thing, but tweeting at a high schooler to rip him for a giant life decision is always unnecessary. Fleming, who was never committed to the Nittany Lions but was favored to head there before Ohio State emerged in his recruitment, has taken to defending his future teammate.
The five-star recruit responded to one of the angry Penn State fans on Twitter.
Crazy you come on social media as an adult to try to denounce a KID making one of the biggest decisions of HIS life. https://t.co/5EJgTfFyGo
— 🃏0J4🃏 (@julian_040) June 10, 2019
And Fleming is 100-percent in the right there. Toutant’s college decision is very possibly the biggest decision he’s made in his life to this point. He deserves all of the time and information necessary to make the best decision for him.
Ohio state now has 11 players pledged in the 2020 class, including Fleming and Toutant. The group is ranked No. 8 overall, and tops in the Big Ten.
Penn State remains second in the league, and No. 13 overall.