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Report: Freshman Linebacker Daiquan Kelly Dismissed From Penn State Football

The freshman linebacker was dismissed due to an alleged violation of team rules.

Update: Kelly released a statement on his Twitter account regarding the dismissal. It's still unknown as to what happened, but Kelly says that he does intend to get back onto the football field somewhere down the line.

Original: A member of Penn State football's 2015 recruiting class is no longer with the program. Daiquan Kelly, a three-/four-star linebacker out of New Jersey, was dismissed for a violation of team rules, according to a press release sent out by Penn State.

Kelly came to State College by way of Union City, NJ, where he was a teammate of fellow 2015 four-star recruit Steven Gonzalez. Listed at 6-foot-2, 194 lbs., Kelly was originally committed to Syracuse, but flipped his commitment from the Orange to the Nittany Lions on Sept. 14, 2014 after attending the Blue and White's game against Rutgers in Piscataway.

During the recruiting process, Kelly was lauded for being an excellent athlete, which stemmed from the fact that he lined up at safety and wide receiver in high school. The press release did not expand on why Penn State football and Kelly decided to part ways, if the New Jersey native was still enrolled at the university, or if he could potentially return to the program down the road.