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Penn State commit Geno Thorpe keeping his pledge

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Penn State lost one of its two 2013 commits on Sunday evening, when top-100 talent Brandon Austin announced he was reopening his recruitment.

With the NCAA announcing its unprecedented football sanctions on Monday morning, there was some thought the Nittany Lions might end up losing both commits. Geno Thorpe, however, isn't going anywhere.

“It didn't [affect me],” Thorpe told CBSSports.com. “Decommitting is not on my mind at all.”

Thorpe, a 6-foot-3 guard from Pittsburgh, pledged to the Nittany Lions in November. He chose them over Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Kansas State, Rutgers and others.

Thorpe is still excited about his future in State College.

“They can take you as far as you want to go with basketball,” he said.

Although the timing of Austin's decommitment was intriguing, it was not related to the forthcoming sanctions, according to all accounts. The Nittany Lions are reportedly still in the mix for Austin.

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