Lloyd Tubman Decommits from Penn State

Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

Defensive end Lloyd Tubman, who followed James Franklin from Vanderbilt to Penn State, has decommitted from the Nittany Lions and will announce his final decision on national signing day.

According to Pat Tholey of 247Sports:

Louisville (Ky.) Seneca Academy four-star defensive end Lloyd Tubman has informed 247Sports national recruiting analyst Barton Simmons that he has decommitted from Penn State.

Tubman will make his final decision 9 a.m. ET Tuesday and will choose among Kentucky, Nebraska and Penn State.

Tubman is a 3-star prospect and the No. 513 overall player in the country, per the 247Sports composite rankings. The site's subjective rankings, however, are much keener on Tubman's ability, grading him as a 4-star recruit and the No. 225 overall player in the class.

According to his 247Sports timeline, Tubman decommitted from Vanderbilt and accepted his scholarship to Penn State on Jan. 11—the same day it was offered to him. He was part of the mass exodus that followed Franklin from Nashville to Happy Valley, or at least that's how it seemed.

Tubman then took an official visit to Kentucky on Jan. 17 before an official visit to Penn State on Jan. 24. That he decided to decommit after visiting both schools does not bode well for the Nittany Lions, although they are still being considered among Tubman's final three schools.

The third school in the running is Nebraska.

Tubman is 6'5'' and 235 pounds, which is ideal size for a weak-side defensive end, though he could obviously stand to gain some bulk and tone. If he he puts on enough, he might even be able to kick inside and play some defensive tackle, which would have helped Penn State compensate for the loss of Thomas Holley to Florida.

Though he's a developmental prospect, and though the scouting services disagree about his pedigree, Tubman will be a nice addition to whichever class manages to land him.

Currently, the 247Sports "Crystal Ball" lists Kentucky as the heavy favorite.