Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Football Recruiting

PSU misses out on OT recruit Diego Pounds

Photo from Diego Pounds Twitter

Three-star offensive tackle Diego Pounds from Raleigh, N.C., announced this afternoon that he’ll be playing his college ball at North Carolina.

Penn State had been considered the favorite to land Pounds (6-6, 305). But the tides began to shift in the past 24 hours as several recruiting analysts switched their crystal ball picks from PSU to North Carolina.

Pounds never made a visit to Penn State because of the coronavirus pandemic and NCAA recruiting dead period. Still, he was expected to choose the Lions.

North Carolina came in with a late offer Aug. 4, and the opportunity to stay in state was too good for Pounds to pass up.

Thus, Penn State’s class of 2021 remains at 13 commits. The Lions perhaps could have built some momentum with a Pounds commit, but that will have to wait until another big-name recruit decides to pick PSU.

Become a Nittany Pride member for an ad-free experience throughout the site and even more exclusive in-depth content. You can sign up for $3.99 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $38.00.

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

Click to comment

Sound Off!

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

Most Viewed

PSU lands 4-star CB Cam Miller, Lions' 10th commitment of July
Big Ten or ACC? Which is the better home for Penn State?
Where does Mike Gesicki rank in Madden's NFL tight end ratings?
Watch me! Check out all PSU players on preseason watch lists
Podcast: On PSU's win total, Clifford, concerns, the schedule and COVID
PSU commit Lonnie White Jr. will sign with Pirates: report
Q&A: Everything Altoona Curve fans need to know about tickets for games this season
Franklin: 'We've got a chip on our shoulder'
Early 2022 mock drafts have Steelers, Eagles taking PSU players in first round
Franklin makes it official, saying goodbye to Tyler Bowen

More from Nittany Sports Now

2-Minute Morning

0 Penn State hasn’t gotten it done in recruiting, according to James Franklin, which makes today’s commitment announcement from 6-foot-6, 305-pound three-star offensive tackle...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend