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2019 SF Justin McKoy Announces Decommitment

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After going over his options for next season, three-star recruit Justin McKoy has announced that he'll decommit from Penn State. The forward from Panther Creek broke the news about his future plans on social media.

McKoy signed his letter of intent for Penn State back in November. Despite previously announcing his commitment to the Nittany Lions, it appears that he won't be part of their 2019 recruiting class.

It's unfortunate news for the Nittany Lions, but McKoy did say that both parties came to an agreement. Nonetheless, losing a talented player that has four years of eligibility is a tough pill to swallow.

The three-star forward respectfully announced his decision on Twitter.

"Thank you to Coach Chambers, Coach Freeman and the rest of the staff at Penn State for giving me the opportunity to continue my academic and athletic career, after much prayer and conversation with my family I have asked and been released from my NLI," McKoy tweeted.

Here is the full statement:

According to 247Sports, Mckoy is the No. 15 prospect from North Carolina.

McKoy drew interest from several programs during his initial recruitment period. Both Appalachian State and NC State extended offers last year.

It's possible that he'll consider joining one of those teams for the 2019 season.