Penn State Rescinds Offer To Top Recruit After His Involvement In Brawl

James Franklin and his run as head coach of the Penn State Nittany has been wildly successful. He’s looking to repeat as conference champions, and get his team into their first College Football Playoff.
Franklin runs a tight ship, and doesn’t appear willing to make exceptions for anybody; that includes highly coveted recruits.
According to a source at, the Nittany Lions have revoked a scholarship offer to four-star defensive end Dorian Hardy. The 6-foot-5, 245 pound pass rusher is the third ranked prospect in the entire state of New Jersey.
The details around his dismissal remain clouded by hearsay, but Hardy is believed to have incited a brawl that involved four players and a coach. One of the players involved has been treated in the hospital for a concussion, and had a seizure while at school on Wednesday.
The assistant coach has been fired by Paramus High School.
The situation is convoluted and school officials are still trying to sort it all out. Hardy is accused of punching players in the face repeatedly and attempting to take off their helmet. HIs parents say he was provoked by another player swinging their helmet at him.
Hardy holds scholarship offers to a number of other D-I schools, including Alabama and Florida. He’ll play somewhere prestigious when he’s done with high school, but it doesn’t look like it will be at Penn State.
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