One of the top players in Penn State's 2018 recruiting class will not be playing football for the Nittany Lions. Nana Asiedu, a former four-star offensive tackle out of Virginia, has to retire from the game due to a heart condition.
Asiedu was diagnosed with a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Unfortunately due to the condition, he is unable to play.
Nana Asiedu made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday night.
Asiedu announced his commitment to Penn State last April. He enrolled at the school just four days ago.
According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Asiedu was the No. 8 offensive tackle in the 2018 recruiting class. He is also ranked as the No. 116 recruit overall and the No. 3 recruit from the state of Virginia.
He was the seventh-ranked player in Penn State's excellent 2018 recruiting class, which ranks fifth in the country.
Asiedu isn't the first freshman-to-be to be forced to step away from the sport due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Earlier this year, Florida early enrollee Randy Russell had to do the same.
The condition, also known as HCM, was the cause of death of former Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu. He passed away after a conditioning run in February 2014.