Decommitments were coming at a premium over the summer for Penn State football. It felt like every time we got over one loss; another rolled in. Mostly, it was 2020 recruits who were changing pace, but eventually, the 2021 class began to get affected by it as well.
Back in February, the Nittany Lions landed their first commitment for the 2021 recruiting class. It happened to be a four-star wide receiver, Dont’e Thornton. While not much action has taken place beyond Thornton’s commitment, it wouldn’t be long before he pulled back.
To join a handful of other prospects, Thornton decided it would be best to open his recruitment back up again as more offers began to fly in.