Mornhinweg commits to Florida, not Penn State
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Skyler Mornhinweg, a high school quarterback who verbally committed to Penn State, will instead sign a letter of intent on Wednesday to attend Florida.
Mornhinweg, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound star at St. Joseph's Prep and the son of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator, Marty, committed to Penn State in July, but was swayed to become a Gator after a visit to Gainesville.
Mornhinweg made his decision last week, and informed Florida coach Will Muschamp, but did not make it public out of respect for Joe Paterno's family and the former Penn State coach's funeral services.
"I really like Penn State, but I think Florida is the better fit for me," Mornhinweg said. "I'm really excited to start. I can't wait. I also have to admit it is a relief. It's good to have it all over with."
National Signing Day is Wednesday.