July 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Almost immediately after the NCAA handed down heavy sanctions against the Penn State football program for the university's handling of reports of child sex abuse against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on Monday, cornerback prospect Ross Douglas decommitted from the Nittany Lions' 2013 recruiting class.
A day later, he found a new future home in the Big Ten, tweeting: "Just committed to Michigan!!!! #GoBlue"
Douglas becomes the first prospect previously committed to Penn State to defect to a different Big Ten school's recruiting class.
An Avon, Ohio native, Douglas is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and a three-star prospect according to Scout.com. ESPN.com gives him four stars and a scout's grade of 80.
Douglas had been offered by many major programs, including Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue, West Virginia and Pittsburgh. He measures in at 5-foot-10, 181 pounds and has a range of 4.41 to 4.50speed in the 40-yard dash, according to his various recruiting profiles.