Penn State gets first recruit to commit since Sandusky scandal broke

    The first high school prospect has reaffirmed his commitment to Penn State since the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke in November.

    The Associated Press and pennstate.scout.com report defensive tackle Jamil Pollard, from West Deptford, New Jersey, reaffirmed his commitment to Penn State.

    The Sandusky scandal rocked the campus and its football program and led to the dismissal of longtime head coach Joe Paterno.

    The Associated Press reports Pollard originally committed to Penn State last April but backed away from that decision after questions about his academic standing. The defensive tackle, however, has now said he still plans to attend his original choice.

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