Recruit Torn Between Nittany Lions and Vols

Donald Langley.

Penn State and Tennessee will square off in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1 in Tampa. But the Nittany Lions and Volunteers figure to have a bit of a skirmish before then, this one over Germanton, Md., defensive tackle Donald Langley, who had previously committed to UT but is now having second thoughts.

Germantown, Md., defensive tackle Donald Langley committed to Tennessee about a month ago. When it came to decision time, Langley chose Tennessee with Penn State as a close second.

Langley will be graduating from Seneca Valley High Dec. 22, yet he is unsure if Tennessee will be his place of residence come January.

“I guess you could say I'm reconsidering,” Langley said. “My family has always wanted me to go to Penn State and now that it is coming close to the time for me to get to college, we are thinking things over again.”

As fate would have it, the Volunteers and the Nittany Lions are slated to meet in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1 in Tampa.

The 6-foot-2, 288-pound Langley has said before that his dream school growing up was Penn State. Langley later decided to go to Tennessee as his best friend and teammate, Jourdan Brooks, had planned on heading to Knoxville as well.

If Langley plans on changing his decision, it will have to be done soon as he intends to enroll at that college in January.

“I graduate Dec. 2 from high school and I think I have to enroll at my college by Jan. 2,” Langley said.

Stay tuned for more on Langley as his decision should be coming in the next few weeks.

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