Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01)
Philadelphia native Brandon Austin has de-committed from Penn State.
According to a tweet from Dave Telep, a senior analyst at ESPN, the 6-7 guard/forward has backed out on his February 9 verbal commitment to the school.
Per a source, CoBL has confirmed that Austin de-committed this past Tuesday, but will not be commenting on his decision until later this week. The same source tells CoBL that Georgetown, Kentucky, Ohio State, Syracuse, UCLA, Florida and Baylor have all contacted his AAU and high school coach.
The news comes just a day before the NCAA plans to hand down sanctions against Penn State for the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, though the two events are likely unrelated.
The rising senior at Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia is coming off a state championship with the Panthers during his junior year. Austin, a consensus four-star recruit, had offers from other Division I schools including Villanova, Georgetown, Syracuse, Miami (FL), Tennessee and Rutgers before he chose Penn State, according to ESPN.com.
More information will be on CoBL when it becomes available.