Even though it's at least 79 steps down the level of importance in all of this, Penn State recruiting took their first blow on Thursday, as CO OL Joey O'Connor told Lions247.com that he is opening up his recruitment.
"Earlier this evening I decided to decommit and keep my options open," he said. "Right now, I just wanted to relieve some of this pressure off of me with everything that is going on and concentrate on my senior football season and give my football team the best that I can give them.
"After the season, I'll start narrowing things down, calling coaches, everything I can do. We'll just take it day by day."
Stay tuned for more on this, and any other, recruiting news.