Saw this coming from a mile away. Gone are the days when a kid stays true and wants to play for a legend like Paterno. PSU just no longer has that level of cache at present. These days it's all about the money, the $500 handshakes, the cars, jobs for parents and relatives, etc., that the usual suspects are so adept at.
That may be true and it certainly happens,but in this case I think it was several factors:
1. A southern kid getting hotly pursued by the big SEC and South schools big time to play in his backyard.
2. COming up North and sitting for at least two seasons.
3. Going from udner the radar prospect to the hotest recruit in the nation you may want to examine your options better.
Without getting into an entire debate about Paterno and recruiting he had it a bit easier where he could have his choice of Northeastern kids bc there was no other game in town and the only chance they could get to play on national TV. Also I could not imagine old school Joe trying to navigate today's recuiting of millenials with twitter, 24/7 recruting websites and coverage and the *** kissing coaches need to do to these 16 year olds.