Monday, November 30, 2015

Recruit explains why he decommitted from Penn State

Three star prospect Zach Bradshaw opened up as to why he decommitted from Penn State.

Recruit explains why he decommitted from Penn State


Three star prospect Zach Bradshaw opened up as to why he decommitted from Penn State.

Bradshaw, a wide receiver and linebacker from Damascus (Md.), was the third player to decommit from Penn State since the NCAA sanctions and the fourth since the Freeh Report was released.

In a video with the Washington Post, Bradshaw said the decision was hard. "Initially I was really excited about Penn State," Bradshaw said. "And I didn't really think anything like the sanctions were going to happen."

Bradshaw, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect, committed to Virginia in August. He had committed to Penn State in June.

He said he talked to the Penn State coaches throughout the process "and they didn't know of anything was going to come of it." Then Bradshaw heard rumors about the sanctions and began to reconsider.

"I didn't imagine it was going to be anything like it was," Bradshaw said. "Then when I watched it on TV and everything I knew that it just wasn't going to work out, I guess. It wasn't the best option for me."

Penn State still intends to sign its highest two verbal commitments, quarterback Christian Hackenberg and tight end Adam Brenamen.

-Emily Kaplan

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter