Penn State Scandal: Recruits Confirm Commitments Despite Pending NCAA Sanctions

NCAA president Mark Emmert will personally hand down sanctions against Penn State Monday morning. The punishment is expected to be crippling -- worse than the death penalty, sources say -- and could cause massive direct and indirect damage to the program for years to come. Recruiting will likely suffer, but it appears that Class of 2013 commitments are staying firm for now, according to Mike Farrell of Rivals.com.

The Nittany Lions have been building a solid class under new head coach Bill O'Brien. Brenman (TE), Mahon (OL) and Sickels (DE) are all ranked among the best at their positions by major recruiting services.

Penn State has suffered just one decommitment so far, with defensive tackle Greg Webb switching his pledge to North Carolina on Saturday. Farrell reports that top offensive tackle Dorian Johnson declined to comment at this time.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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