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Oh, Goodbye: Four-Star LB Derek Wingo Decommits From Penn State

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The recruiting rollercoaster continues for the Nittany Lions in the 2020 class.

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A Saturday started out positively Penn State with a commitment from three-star defensive tackle Fatorma Mulbah ended poorly.

The Nittany Lions received word that four-star linebacker Derek Wingo, one of the first members of the 2020 class and the second-highest rated member, has decommited.

Wingo, a Florida native, recently visited the University of Florida and the Gators appear to be the current favorite to gain his services.

The decommitment hurts a Penn State recruiting class that has been battered with decommitments in the summer months. The Nittany Lions, after being in the top 10 previously, now have the No. 23 ranked class according to 247Sports and the class average has slid down to .8905.

The dip in form in the middle of the cycle is similar to that suffered by Penn State during the 2017 cycle when they finished with the No. 15 class in the nation but just a .8832 average. That year, the Nittany Lions closed strongly after a surprise 11-3 season that included a Big Ten championship and a berth in the Rose Bowl, capped with a top 10 finish in both the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.