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Four-Star Offensive Lineman Jaelyne Matthews Decommits From Penn State Football

Four-star offensive lineman Jaelyne Matthews announced his decommitment from Penn State football and plan to reopen his recruitment, he announced Tuesday.

Matthews committed to the Nittany Lions in January as the Class of 2025’s first recruit.

He selected Penn State over the likes of Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, and Miami, among others.

“After careful consideration I have decided to respectfully decommit from Penn State,” Matthews wrote on Twitter. “This has been a difficult decision, as I have the utmost respect for the university, its coaches, and the entire Penn State community.”

Matthews is a 6’5″, 290-pound offensive tackle from Toms River, New Jersey, and is ranked as the No. 1 recruit out of the state, according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings. He’s also ranked as the No. 9 offensive tackle in the nation.

“After much reflection and discussion with my family and mentors, I believe it is in my best interest to explore other options for my academic and athletic future,” Matthews continued. “This decision was not made lightly, and it comes after countless hours of thought and contemplation.”

For a peek at what could’ve been, check out Matthews’ Hudl tape.

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