Penn State’s 2019 class dropped down to 16 members today as North Carolina three-star Emery Simmons decommitted from the Nittany Lions.
Love my state!!! I gotta do it for them pic.twitter.com/LPts6jnA1n— Emery Simmons (@SimmonsDaekwon) December 8, 2018
Simmons originally committed to Indiana on March 18, but eventually flipped to the in-state Tar Heels on June 20. That commitment only lasted a little over a month though, with Simmons making the call for Penn State on July 28. So while there weren’t any rumblings of Simmons potentially flipping, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise given his recruitment.
Penn State will now be tasked with finding a replacement at wide receiver, all the while, hoping to hold onto Florida four-star John Dunmore. With David Bell a heavy Purdue lean, it looks like Penn State’s most realistic current option is Connecticut’s Cornelius Johnson, who is officially visiting Happy Valley this weekend. Jalen Curry of Texas could also be an option, as he took an official visit to Penn State for the Whiteout weekend.