Penn State Roots Out DB Haley

The three-star prospect from Atlanta has flipped his commitment from Vanderbilt to the Nittany Lions. He projects as a cornerback in college. three-star defensive back prospect Grant Haley committed to Vanderbilt last July. But when Commodore coach James Franklin left for the same position at Penn State earlier this month, the Atlanta native re-opened his recruitment.

Monday, it was learned that he flipped his commitment to Penn State. He picked the Nittany Lions over Vandy, Duke, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin.

Haley made the announcement via Twitter, saying: "Made a decision tonight to commit to Penn State University...appreciate everyone at vandy and hope they can still respect me #WeAre"

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder was a two-way star at the Lovett School in Atlanta but projects as a cornerback at the next level. He is the fifth Vanderbilt commit to flip to the Lions.

Among the power programs that offered him were Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Haley's mother attended Penn State.

For the Nittany Lions, Haley helps fill a void created when DB Troy Vincent Jr. de-committed and subsequently made a pledge to N.C. State.

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