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Mathias Barnwell Decommits From Penn State Football’s Class Of 2023

Penn State football has lost its only commitment to its recruiting class of 2023.

Virginia tight end Mathias Barnwell announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he’s decommitting from the Nittany Lions.

“My family and I have decided to really evaluate what’s best for my future,” Barnwell wrote. “With that, I will be de-committing from Penn State and re-opening my recruitment.”

Barnwell, who’s already received 14 other offers, committed to Penn State at the tail end of his freshman year of high school this past June. The 6’5″, 240-pound tight end made 10 catches for 154 yards and five touchdowns during that 2019 campaign.

The young pass-catcher still has plenty of time to revaluate his recruitment, as he won’t be able to sign a National Letter of Intent to play anywhere until December 2022.

The Nittany Lions remain to have plenty of depth at the position in other recruiting classes. Three-star tight end Khalil Dinkins joins Penn State’s class of 2021, while four-star prospects Jerry Cross and Holden Staes help round out a talented 2022 class.

Some of Barnwell’s top offers outside of Penn State are USC, Virginia Tech, and Nebraska, among others.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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