The NCAA leveled a long list of sanctions against Penn State on Monday. On top of the $60 million fine and vacated wins came significant loss of scholarships and a lifting of the regulations for student athletes to transfer. It is expect to set off a wave of other schools poaching Penn State players and recruits. Despite the news, a pair of recruits doubled down on their commitment to the Nittany Lions on Monday.
Offensive lineman Brendan Mahon and defensive end Garrett Sickels reaffirmed that they were coming to Penn State. Ryan Snyder of Rivals.com confirmed the news via Twitter.
Confirmed with Garrett Sickels that he and Brendan Mahon are 100% committed to #PennState. Both have spoken with the coaching staff today.— Ryan Snyder (@BWISnyder) July 23, 2012
Both players were recruited by John Stollo and committed to Penn State in March of this year.
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