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Former Penn State Commit Visiting A Major Rival

Penn State wide receiver Mac Hippenhammer celebrates a big play.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 08: Mac Hippenhammer #12 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates with C.J. Thorpe #69 of the Penn State Nittany Lions after catching a 11 yard touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the fourth quarter on September 8, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

On June 12, the Penn State Nittany Lions learned that four-star offensive lineman Aaryn Parks was re-opening his recruitment. To make matters worse, it appears he has interest in joining a rival program.

Parks is the No. 9 offensive guard and No. 216 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports. He decided to decommit from Penn State because he felt his decision came too early.

Considering that Parks received 17 offers during his initial recruitment period, the sweepstakes for his services should contain several schools.

Although it’s strictly just a visit for the time being, Parks is ready to see what Pittsburgh’s football program has to offer.

The four-star recruit announced his official visit to Pittsburgh on his Twitter account.

Check it out:

https://twitter.com/ap61_/status/1141827330899349507?s=21

The past week hasn’t been too great for the Nittany Lions.

Not only did Parks decommit from Penn State, but Grant Toutant flipped his commitment to Ohio State. The Buckeyes also landed five-star wideout Julian Fleming, which is a devastating blown since he’s from the state of Pennsylvania.

All these recent losses to Penn State’s recruiting class has dropped them to the No. 26 spot in 247Sports’ Rankings.

As for Parks, we’ll see if Pittsburgh can convince him to join the program during his visit.