Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy four-star cornerback Joshuah Moten, who committed to Penn State in early February, has reopened his recruitment. Moten announced his de-commitment from PSU this afternoon.
Moten is the third four-star prospect to decommit from the Nittany Lions in the last few days. Four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant flipped to Ohio State on Sunday and four-star offensive guard Aaryn Parks opened things up yesterday.
Moten and Parks are teammates at National Christian Academy. Like Parks, Moten cited committing too soon as his reasoning for backing off his Penn State pledge.
“After talking and having deep thought with my family, I think I pulled the trigger too fast,” Moten wrote in a Twitter announcement. “I didn’t equally give some of the universities that have been recruiting me and equal chance. So, I will be de-committing from Penn State University and opening my recruitment up all the way.”
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Even with Moten gone, Penn State’s recruiting class still ranks 20th in the nation. However, Nittany Lions fans have to be frustrated with the recent run of bailing four-stars.
Moten is reportedly set to visit Texas A&M this weekend, according to 247Sports.
Moten is the 31st-ranked cornerback and the 339th-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.