Penn State dismissed Shawn Oakman from the football team for a violation of team rules, the school announced in an e-mail Tuesday night. No further details were given.
Oakman, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound defensive end from Penn Wood High School, redshirted his freshman year.
Attempts to reach Oakman were unsuccessful.
Oakman was a four-star football recruit out of Penn Wood, according to Rivals.com, with offers from Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Temple, Connecticut, North Carolina State, and Penn State.
Sophomore defensive back Mike Wallace wrote in a text: "I'm sorry but that is family business."