STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- On the same day that Penn State parted ways with offensive coordinator John Donovan, and just one day after the Nittany Lions were routed by Michigan State 55-16, the program lost a major member of the class of 2016 . Four-star cornerback Lavert Hill, of Detroit, Michigan, announced his decommitment on Twitter Sunday night.
"I want to thank Penn State and the coaches for believing in me and extending the opportunity for me to further my football career there. After talking with my family and mentors, I feel I committed too early," the Detroit Martin Luther King senior wrote in a statement attached to a tweet. "It is best that I reopen my recruitment and make sure I choose the best college for me."
The 5-foot-1, 175-pounder committed to Penn State on January 31st, and his decommitment comes a day after he unofficially visited Michigan, which lost 42-13 to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, according to 247Sports. From Michigan, he is being recruited by former Penn State safety Michael Zordich, who is now a secondary coach for the Wolverines.
Hill has received offers from Michigan State, Tennessee, Ohio State, and Georgia, among others.
National signing day for the 2016 class is Wednesday, Feb. 3.