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Pat Freiermuth Reassures Penn State Fans About Wave Of Decommitments

Pat Freiermuth cemented himself as one of Penn State’s standout weapons on offense during his breakout freshman season last year. This offseason, he’s starting to do the same as one of the team’s figureheads and most publicly vocal leaders.

After linebacker Derek Wingo became the fourth recruit in two weeks to decommit from Penn State Saturday night, Freiermuth offered a message of reassurance to Penn State fans and extended a vote of confidence to head coach James Franklin.

“The program is better than its [sic] ever been,” he tweeted. “If commits truly don’t want to be committed to the best fan base and the best coaching staff in the country, it’s their issue, not ours.”

Wingo’s flip to Florida was the latest twist of what’s been a wild weekend and roller coaster month of June for Franklin. Although he’s lost four recruits during the last 14 days, he’s also picked up as many in the last 48 hours.

His 2020 class now sits as the 17th-best in the country and second in the Big Ten after adding a pair of four-star defensive tackles on Saturday.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.


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