Penn State Recruiting: Nittany Lions Lose First Recruit Since Freeh Report

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 12: A fan sets up his Penn State flag before the Penn State against Nebraska football game at Beaver Stadium on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Head football coach Joe Paterno was fired amid allegations that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. Penn State is playing their final home football game against Nebraska. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Defensive tackle prospect Greg Webb became the first Penn State recruit to de-commit in the wake of the Freeh Report.

The Penn State Nittany Lions football program took another hit on Saturday, losing their first recruit since the Freeh Report surfaced last week.

Defensive lineman Greg Webb de-committed from Penn State and took his talents to the University of North Carolina instead, according to Philly.com. Webb is considered one of the very best in the country at his position, making this a tough pill to swallow for Bill O'Brien and his coaching staff.

It will be interesting to see in the coming weeks how many other players decide to attend school elsewhere considering all of the tragedy and upheaval happening in Happy Valley. With so much uncertainty surrounding everything with the Nittany Lions these days, it's hard to really blame a kid for wanting to avoid all of it.

Webb might turn out to be just a single case of a young man seeking another path, or the first of many looking to move onto somewhere else.

For more on Penn State, please be sure to check out our blog Black Shoe Diaries and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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