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Penn State football verbal pledge Christian Colon decommits from Nittany Lions

Penn State lost a verbal commit late Thursday night, as defensive tackle Christian Colon announced via his Twitter page his decision to re-open his recruitment.

“After much thought and careful consideration my family and I would like to say thank you to the coaches and the fans at Pennsylvania State University,” Colon, a three-star prospect from North Carolina, wrote. “I am extremely appreciative of the opportunity to be apart (sic) of a one of a kind family, the Nittany Lions. With that being said and after much consideration, I have decided to Reopen (sic) my recruitment. I would like to thank PSU once again, but I have to do what is in the best interest of my family and I.”

Colon is a 6-foot-3, 308-pound class of 2016 prospect who committed to Penn State in June. According to 247 Sports, Colon has offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame, Stanford, Pitt, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Rutgers and Tennessee, among others. He was recruited by defensive line coach Sean Spencer and assistant coach Terry Smith.

Penn State’s Class of 2016 is now composed of 19 players.