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Oh, Goodbye: Mathias Barnwell Decommits from Penn State

The Nittany Lions lone 2023 commitment is no more...

NCAA Football: Illinois at Penn State Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State’s lone commitment in the class of 2023, Virginia tight end Mathias Barnwell, has opened up his recruitment. He announced his decision Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.

The Riverbend (Fredericksburg, VA) standout committed to the Nittany Lions back in early June. Currently regarded as a tight end, it’s likely that the 6-foot-5, 240-pound sophomore would end up on the offensive line in the future.

While the decommitment is an early hit for the 2023 recruiting class, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise considering how early he committed. That being said, it appears Barnwell still is high on the Nittany Lions and that James Franklin and company have plenty of time to bring him back into the fold.

The Nittany Lions are currently finishing up touches for their 2021 roster via the 2021 recruiting class and the transfer portal. They’re also working on their 2022 recruiting class which is ranked second in the nation and Big Ten only behind Ohio State.

We wish Mathias the best of luck in his recruitment going forward.