The Penn State Nittany Lions have their first recruit for the 2013 college football season in Jordan Smith. According to ESPN, the three-star defensive back told reporters that this is his "dream school" and that it is the place he has wanted to go to since "Day One."
This is big news for a school that has been rocked by scandal recently and it gives the team some talent at the cornerback or safety position in 2013 and beyond. It's a step in the right direction for a program that has a long way to go to fix the stigma and reputation that it has developed over the past few months.
With all of the recent players that have decided to decommit from attending there, this is a small consolation for the school. The team has already lost several players ranked in the ESPN 150 (top college prospects), including four-star cornerback Ross Douglas, offensive tackle Dorian Johnson, and three-star prospects Zach Bradshaw and Will Fuller.
While Smith isn't going to be able to carry the Nittany Lions' defense by himself, it does show that the school still has some allure to high school players.
What do you think about Jordan Smith's decision to attend Penn State? Is he making a mistake with his football skills or has he simply been able to look past the scandal?