Recruit Schutt monitoring Penn State situation

Glenbard West senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt is still committed to Penn State, but he and his family are monitoring the current situation at the university, according to his father.

Penn State’s football program is currently in turmoil after former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was arrested Saturday on 40 criminal counts of child sex abuse. The scandal has made the future of Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his staff uncertain.

Schutt, who is 6-3 and 305 pounds, committed to the Nittany Lions in August. He’s ranked No. 130 in the ESPNU 150 and is the 12th-ranked defensive tackle in the Class of 2012.

“I don’t think it’s fair to comment because we haven’t talked to Penn State,” his father Dave Schutt said on Tuesday. “We just need to talk [Penn State defensive line] coach Larry Johnson. We’re aware of the situation.”

Johnson recruited Schutt. Penn State was said to be Schutt’s childhood dream school when he committed in August. He had over 20 offers when he made his decision.