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Penn State loses another recruit

Written by Mike White on .

Penn State has lost another recruit because of the child sex scandal.

Tommy Schutt, a highly-touted defensive lineman from Glenbard West High School in Illinois backed out of his commitment to Penn State and decided Monday he will play next season at Ohio State.

Schutt visited Ohio State this past weekend.

"With everything that happened at Penn State, I really felt like I needed to look at my situation," Schutt told the Daily Herald newspaper in Illinois. "I've always like Ohio State and just felt comfortable there on my visit. I called them and told them I was ready to be a Buckeye."

Penn State already had lost a couple other recruits, including J.P. Holtz of Shaler.

Schutt is rated a four-star defensive lineman by rivals.com.

Ohio State also got another player to switch his commitment as Se'von Pittman, a defensive end from Canton McKinley (Ohio) backed out of his commitment to Michigan State and instead chose Ohio State.

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