By Mary Cunningham
For Sayreville’s Myles Hartsfield, the hazing scandal at his school has reportedly cost him a full ride to Penn State.
BlueWhiteIllustrated.com reported Monday the Nittany Lions pulled Hartsfield’s scholarship offer. The 5-11, 180-pounder committed to Penn State in June, choosing the Big Ten school over offers from Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Wake Forest, West Virginia and several others.
On Friday night, moments before authorities announced seven juveniles were taken into custody on charges of juvenile delinquency arising from the attacks upon four victims in four separate incidents at Sayreville, police arrived at Hartsfield’s home.
The names of those taken into custody were not released.
On Saturday, Penn State assistant athletic director Jeff Nelson told NJ Advance Media that the school was going to continue to monitor the situation at Sayreville. The seven players were taken into custody two days after the daunting details were released by NJ Advanced Media of the hazing that took place in the Bombers locker room.
Hartsfield is a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and the No. 13 prospect for the state of New Jersey. The senior was expected to play cornerback at Penn State beginning in 2015. As a junior last season, he recorded 44 tackles, seven pass break-ups and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). He also blocked three field goals.