<
>
Insider

Jordan Smith commits to Penn State

8/11/2012

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.