Six weeks ago, Penn State lost a five-star recruit at a position of need when Harrisburg High School defensive end Micah Parsons announced he was planning to reopen his recruitment.

The one-time top recruiting class in the nation lost another big piece of the future puzzle on Tuesday night.

Quarterback Justin Fields, a quarterback from Georgia who has been skyrocketing up prospect lists and recruiting rankings since he committed to Penn State in December, announced he too would be opening up his recruitment.


247sports ranked Fields as the No. 6 overall prospect in the nation and the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

Florida and Florida State recently offered Fields scholarships, and home-state Georgia is also in the running. But, Fields said Penn State will still be among the top contenders.