Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Football Recruiting

No joking around: PSU commit Ken ‘The Joker’ Talley shuts down recruitment

Graphic from Ken Talley Twitter

A third high-profile prospect in eight days has reaffirmed his commitment to Penn State while shutting down his recruitment. Ken Talley, who goes by the nickname “The Joker,” has long been a strong PSU commit, and now the 4-star defensive end is letting everyone know that he’s no longer available in recruiting.

Talley is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive end from Northeast High School in Philadelphia. He’s rated the No. 9 prospect in Pennsylvania for the class of 2022 and has been committed to Penn State since September.

Talley had some fun with Penn State fans when he announced he was decommitting — doing so on April 1. Of course, it was an April Fool’s Day joke, and he tweeted not long after that “I bleed blue.”

Talley joins 4-star wide receiver Kaden Saunders and 4-star tight end Jerry Cross in saying he is “locked in” to his commitment to PSU over the past eight days. The trio is part of the Nittany Lions’ No. 6 recruiting class for 2022.

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.

Click for more Nittany Sports Now coverage

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

Former PSU player Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to announce he's gay
NFL coming to PSU? Buffalo Bills eye possibility of playing at Beaver Stadium
PSU picks up commitment from 3-star WR Tyler Johnson from Virginia
Recruiting notebook: Top DB target Gould to announce decision Sunday
Podcast: Tyrone relishes first PIAA state baseball championship
PSU QB Veilleux charged with possession of marijuana: report
Eastern League no more: Curve's league gets new name, so what about team's song?
Meet Luke Ruggery, the handsome, shirtless, 6-pack, dancing Saint Francis basketball player with 700k TikTok followers
How much money is Penn State paying Shrewsberry? And why won't the school tell us?
PSU recruiting notebook: Highly rated 2023 prospects expected to visit campus this summer

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU Football Recruiting

0 While Penn State hosted three players for official visits last weekend, dozens visited campus in an unofficial capacity. That group of prospects included...

PSU Football Recruiting

0 Update: Thursday, 11:15 p.m. Keon Sabb announced late tonight that he will be taking his official visit to Penn State this weekend. Sabb...

PSU Football Recruiting

0 For the second time in a week, a prominent Penn State football commit has reaffirmed his pledge to the Nittany Lions and announced...

PSU Football Recruiting

0 Penn State picked up a big prospect Tuesday night when Alex Bacchetta, the No. 1 punter in the nation and No. 7 kicker,...

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