August 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Penn State has lost a fourth commitment from its recruiting class of 2013.
Linebacker prospect Zach Bradshaw backed out of his verbal commitment on Thursday according to Scout.com, leaving the class that had grown to as many as 14 players before NCAA sanctions were handed down two weeks ago at 10.
Bradshaw is a three-star rated recruit, according to Rivals.com. He measures in at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds.
The Damascus, Md. native is rated the No. 95 wide receiver prospect nationally and No. 19 overall in his state.
Before his commitment to the Nittany Lions earlier in the summer, he fielded scholarship offers from a long list of programs including Northwestern, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Temple and West Virginia according to his Rivals profile.
Bradshaw plays wide receiver for his high school team, but Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof had recruited him to play of the defensive side of the ball for the Lions.