The nation's No. 2 prospect made the decision a day after being on Penn State's campus for the spring game, but the decision is not surprising.
"I am officially decommitting from Penn State," Parsons wrote. "I would like to thank the coaches and the fans for everything they've done for me, but I feel this is the best decision for me and my family. They are still one of my top schools but I feel like I committed too soon and I need to focus on this upcoming football season."
In discussing potential official visits earlier this month with Scout, Parsons said Georgia and Ohio State were on his list.
"Ohio State, they're a favorite of mine," Parsons said at the time. "'Alabama, they're coming in late but they're trying to push on me."
Date are not yet set up, but Parsons plans on checking out a number of schools once the fall arrives.
"I'm taking all five of my official visits," he said earlier this month. "I only know (three) that I am going to -- Penn State and Ohio State. I'm taking an official visit to Georgia, too. I really do like Georgia. I took my unofficial visit there and it was really nice."