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Lloyd Tubman Decommits from Penn State, Re-Opens Recruitment

One of the first commitments that James Franklin received after coming to Penn State may never suit up for the Nittany Lions.

Lloyd Tubman, a four-star defensive end out of Kentucky, has reportedly decided to re-open his recruitment and will announce where he plans on signing at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones.

Along with this, Tubman has removed everything Penn State-related from his Twitter account , and he has sent out several tweets towards Kentucky’s Big Blue Nation that have since been deleted. Tubman’s decision will come on National Signing Day, the first day that recruits in the class of 2014 can sign official letters of intent for where they want to play college football.

While Penn State’s recruiting class has mostly stayed in tact since Franklin took over, it has already suffered a major loss among its defensive line when four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley flipped his commitment from Penn State to Florida last month.

While losing the 6’5″, 235 lb. and ever-smiling Tubman would hurt, there are a few silver linings for Penn State. The incoming class of freshmen includes three defensive line recruits, and losing Tubman would open up a second scholarship that Franklin could use on other targets, whether they be on the defensive line or somewhere else on the roster.

Of course, there’s still a lot that needs to happen between now and Wednesday, but Tubman’s future in Happy Valley looks bleak.

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