Penn State loses freshman class of 2015 linebacker to Notre Dame

New Penn State head football coach James Franklin. (York Daily Record/AP/Chris Dunn)

Penn State’s highly regarded recruiting class of 2015 has lost one player with the decision by linebacker Josh Barajas to flip his commitment from the Nittany Lions to Notre Dame, several recruiting web sites reported Friday.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Barajas, a four-star recruit, is considered by as the top recruit in Indiana and the No. 2 outside linebacker in the country.

Barajas, of Andrean, Ind., had committed to Penn State last March.

The loss of Barajas leaves the Nittany Lions with just one linebacker in the class, Jake Cooper of Archbishop Wood High School. They still have 15 players who have committed to the program.

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