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Geno Thorpe: Penn State Verbal Remains Pledged Despite Scandal

Over the weekend, Penn State lost one of its two verbal commitments from the class of 2013 when Brandon Austin made the decision to re-opened his recruitment.

Although the timing seems odd given the NCAA’s recent punishment to the school’s football program, the Nittany Lions remains in the mix for Austin moving forward. Although speculation continues over what role the sanctions will have on Penn State’s other sports.

As for their other verbal pledge from the senior class, Geno Thorpe appears to remain headstrong on his decision to head to Happy Valley in 2013.

“It didn’t [affect me],” Thorpe told CBSSports.com. “Decommitting is not on my mind at all.”

Thorpe, who now remains the only commit for head coach Patrick Chambers in 2013, verbally committed to the Nittany Lions back in November of 2011.

The 6-foot-3 point guard had received plenty of attention from other high-major programs, but as for the ongoing situation involving Penn State, Thorpe appears unfazed and continues to have his sights set on a bright collegiate career.

Thorpe is a Pittsburgh-native.


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