- Jared Shanker, College Football
Penn State has picked up its first 2013 commitment since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program in late July.
Three-star defensive back Jordan Smith (Washington D.C./H.D. Woodson) told ESPN.com in a text message he committed to the Nittany Lions.
“Yes I did,” Smith confirmed regarding a commitment to Penn State.
Earlier this week, the Nittany Lions suffered decommitments from ESPN 150 offensive tackle Dorian Johnson and three-star prospects Zach Bradshaw and Will Fuller. Four-star corner Ross Douglas decommitted the day the sanctions were announced.
On July 23, Penn State received a four-year bowl ban and massive scholarship reductions as part of the punishment handed down by the NCAA.
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Smith also had offers from Colorado and Kansas.
Penn State has 10 commitments in its 2013 class.
Linebacker Brennan Franklin (Peoria, Ariz./Centennial) was the Lions’ first commitment since the sanctions, but he is a member of the 2012 class.
Penn State has picked up its first 2013 commitment since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program in late July.Three-star defensive back Jordan Smith (Washington D.