2018 Five-Star Defensive End Micah Parsons Decommits From Penn State

By Andrew Lind on April 23, 2017 at 10:30 pm
Micah Parsons

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, five-star defensive end Micah Parsons committed to Penn State more than a year ago, but has taken four trips to Columbus since Ohio State offered him a scholarship last September.

With each visit, the most recent coming for last weekend's Spring Game, the noise surrounding his pledge to the Nittany Lions has grown louder. So it came as no surprise when the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Parsons reopened his recruitment late Sunday evening.

Parsons is the top-rated weak-side defensive end and the No. 3 prospect overall in the Class of 2018. He is close with Ohio State four-star running back commit Jaelen Gill, who told Eleven Warriors he's personally taken it upon himself to make sure Parsons ends up with the Buckeyes.

“[I'm] on him every day. Just putting it in his head, 'You're gonna be a Buckeye,'” Gill said. “I'm real confident we'll get him to flip. I mean, he named his dog Brutus...”

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