WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Gregg Frazier is an assistant football coach at Damascus High School. One of the Hornet's top players, linebacker/receiver Zach Bradshaw, is a top 2013 prospect who recently committed to Penn State.
"Obviously yesterday was a terrible day for him," Frazier said over the phone. "He couldn't have been more excited to become a Nittany Lion. So this throws a damper on that. He's going to have to sit back and evaluate his next five years."
Frazier said that Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien reached out to Bradshaw via the telephone last night. According to Frazier, coach O'Brien reiterated that the University still wants him, and also spent time convincing Bradshaw why Penn State is a great place.
"Zach didn't just commit to Penn State because of the football. It was the atmosphere, the education, the facilities and the coaching staff -- all of which will still be there," said Frazier.
But now, there won't be competing for Big 10 championships, or bowl games. And the quality of football will suffer in Happy Valley, due to the dozens of scholarships lost over the NCAA sanctions.
Frazier stated that Michigan State has already reached out and offered Bradshaw a scholarship, and that other schools are expected to do the same in the coming days. Bradshaw has not yet set a timetable for his decison, or indicated which way he is leaning.