For the third time in six months, the Penn State football team has lost a highly ranked line recruit that had announced intentions to play for the Nittany Lions.
Pennsbury offensive tackle J.J. Denman switched his commitment to Wisconsin after taking a visit to Madison for the Badgers' game against Indiana on Saturday, according to several internet reports. He originally made a non-binding verbal pledge to Penn State over Wisconsin and Notre Dame on May 18 and had been in University Park as recently as two weeks ago for the Iowa game.
Denman joins New York defensive tackle Jarron Jones (committed to Notre Dame) and New Jersey defensive tackle Jamil Pollard (scholarship offer revoked for academic reasons).
Denman is a consensus four-star prospect. His decommitment leaves Penn State with 16 recruits in its 2012 recruiting class. The Lions are expected to bring in 22-23 players in this class.
- Philip Cmor