Penn State football’s 2024 recruiting class is down to 16.
— Deryc Plazz (@DerycPlazz) June 15, 2023
“Dear Penn State,” Plazz’s statement began. “I want to express my deepest gratitude for the warm welcome and the opportunity you extended to me to be a part of your family. It meant the world to me.”
Plazz went on to write that, after reflecting, he realized he “rushed into this decision without giving it the careful consideration it deserves.”
”Choosing the right path for my future and my family is of utmost importance,” he wrote, “and I feel it is necessary to take a step back at this time.”
Plazz clarified that the decision to de-commit wasn’t a negative indictment of Penn State football.
”Your program is outstanding,” Plazz wrote, “and the support and belief you have shown in me has been truly remarkable.”
Plazz committed to Penn State June 4, the Sunday his official visit ended. Not long after, Nittany Sports Now caught up with him.
He told NSN that he didn’t feel pressured to commit from Penn State’s football program.
“Committing was all on me,” Plazz said. “He (Franklin) and coach (Trautwien) was making sure I understood that once I commit there is no more official visits to any other school, and that’s whats I what I want to do. I know people think that that people pressured me on what I want to do but that that’s what I wanted to do.”
Penn State’s 2024 Class still ranks highly, coming in at No. 7 according to 247Sports. Without Plazz, Penn State still has four offensive linemen committed.