By Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This is something we might be hearing a lot of over the next month or so. The Pitt football program has lost a player that had previously committed to play for them.

Dallastown HS linebacker Ben Kline has changed his mind and will now play next season for Joe Paterno and Penn State instead of the Pitt Panthers. Kline was rated as one of the top 15 recruits in the state of Pennsylvania.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, but Kline says he changed his mind because of the dismissal of Dave Wannstedt.

Kline, 6-3, 225 pounds, was the player of the year in his conference, finishing with 152 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Yesterday, Clairton quarterback/defensive end Desimon Green, who previously committed to Pitt, said that he’s opened up his recruitment. Look for him to now attend Texas Tech.

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