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Lions lose 4-star commit Fearbry, pick up another in Driver

Tyreese Fearbry

It’s been a crazy couple of hours for Penn State on the recruiting front. PSU lost 4-star commit Tyreese Fearbry this evening, a couple of hours after landing 4-star safety commit Cristian Driver.

Fearbry, an edge rusher from Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh, announced on Twitter that he is decommitting from Penn State. He had committed to the Nittany Lions on July 4. Fearbry is a 6-foot-5, 225-pounder who also has offers from Pitt, Auburn, Miami, Wisconsin and many others.

Fearbry is rated as the No. 5 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote the following just today about Fearbry’s commitment to PSU:

Last month, Fearbry announced his decision to play for Penn State, choosing the Nittany Lions over Pitt, Auburn and Kentucky after narrowing his list to four finalists. Fearbry is believed to be the first player from the City League to commit to Penn State in more than four decades.

“Oh man, it was a beautiful thing,” Perry coach Darnell Farrow said of Fearbry’s announcement. “He left us all in suspense. Maybe one or two people probably knew where it was. I was in suspense. You just never know with kids. Last minute, they freeze up and say, ‘I’m going to go here.’

“I’m proud of this kid. If you think about the history of Penn State, they haven’t really recruited kids from the City League in a couple decades. To say we actually got a Perry kid on a Penn State team is big. Not only for Perry, but for the City League, man. It’s huge.”

This is Fearbry’s commitment video to Penn State from earlier this month, from our sister site Pittsburgh Sports Now.

Earlier Thursday afternoon, the Lions landed a commitment from Driver, a 5-11, 185-pound safety from Texas. He’s the son of former Green Bay Packers wider receiver Donald Driver. James Franklin coached Driver when he was an assistant with the Packers in 2005.

Driver chose Penn State over Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, among others.

When Driver committed, he became the 11th player to commit to Penn State in July. That number is now back down to 10 after Fearbry decommitted.

Penn State has 22 commitments for the class of 2022.

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