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Oh, Goodbye: Four-Star TE Holden Staes Decommits From Penn State

The 2022 class is down a member on Thursday morning.

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With the recent news of tight end coach Tyler Bowen’s coming to departure to the NFL and the staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Penn State began to worry it how might affect Penn State’s recruiting efforts.

Those affects showed a bit on Thursday as Holden Staes, a four-star tight end out of Georgia, announced his decommitment from the Nittany Lions.

Staes, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end out of Georgia, committed to Penn State back in August a week after making an unofficial visit. He did so over offers from Ohio State, Alabama and LSU among a host of others.

At the time, he became the second tight end in the class behind Wisconsin’s Jerry Cross,

With the departure of Bowen, the presence of cross and a switch in offensive philosophy from Kirk Ciarocca to Mike Yurcich, the move isn’t a wholly shocking one.

The Nittany Lions still boast eight commits in the early 2022 class and sit third in the country in the 247Sports team rankings for the cycle.