Valley View High School grad Nyeem Wartman announced on twitter Friday morning that he will remain a Nittany Lion despite NCAA sanctions impacting Penn State for the next four years.
“I will remain at Penn State. I don’t run from a fight, I embrace them,” linebacker Wartman tweeted to his followers on twitter. He also posted hashtags #WEARE #PENNSTATEPROUD #RESTORETHEROAR and #LBU for Linebacker U.
Wartman was highly recruited after his stellar career at Valley View. He was named Defensive Player of the Year in WNEP-TV’s 2011 Super 16 Dream Team. He formally committed to Penn State on signing day back on February 1st.
After the NCAA leveled severe sanctions on Penn State Monday, Wartman’s head coach at Valley View George Howanitz told Newswatch 16 that Wartman was going to take a few days before making up his mind about staying a Nittany Lion or looking at other options. But according to his tweet Friday, Wartman is remaining loyal to the Lions.
The NCAA gave Penn State a 4 year bowl ban and limited scholarships for 4 years as part of the penalties issued on Monday.