Tommy Schutt to visit Ohio State

Updated: December 7, 2011, 7:15 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

Penn State's top recruit Tommy Schutt, a defensive tackle from Illinois, will visit Ohio State this weekend, his high school coach Chad Hetlet confirmed on Wednesday.

Schutt has said throughout the last month he was still firm on his decision to attend Penn State. Schutt is Penn State's only ESPNU 150 recruit. He is ranked No. 130 in the Class of 2012.

Penn State is embroiled in an alleged child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested and jailed Wednesday after two new accusers came forward.

Schutt, who is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, had 14 sacks, 19 tackles for loss, 19 batted balls and one interception this season for Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He was the Defensive Player of the Year.

Schutt told on Nov. 15 that he was not going to make any changes at that point.

"I'm going to see how it plays out and go from there," Schutt said then.

Schutt's first choice was Notre Dame, but he had his offer rescinded on the day he was going to commit after the Irish completed their recruiting class. He later committed to Penn State in August.

Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson recruited Schutt. Penn State was said to be Schutt's childhood dream school when he committed. He had over 20 offers when he made his decision.

Penn State already has lost one ESPNU 150 recruit. Offensive lineman Joey O'Connor, who is ranked 105th, decommitted on Nov. 10.

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Scott Powers is a general reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.