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Chris Slone

PDT Sports Editor

Portsmouth High School football standout Nate Cadogan has decided to leave the Penn State Universrity football program. According to a report published on PennLive.com, PSU Head Coach Bill O’Brien confirmed Cadogan’s decision.

According to O’Brien, Cadogan, who has already earned his degree, left for personal reasons.

A three-star prospect out of Portsmouth High School, Cadogan played a variety of different positions for the Nittany Lions. The Trojan star was recruited to play on the offensive line by the late Joe Paterno. During his tenure, he played offensive tackle, tight end and this off season, O’Brien expressed interest in playing Cadogan on both sides of the ball.

Cadogan had the opportunity to leave the program during his junior year because of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, but remained committed to the Nittany Lions. Thanks to NCAA sanctions, Cadogan would not have be penalized if he had decided to leave.

The fifth year senior was one of 46 Penn State players to earn a GPA of 3.0 or better during the spring semester.

Cadogan will return to Portsmouth High School today to as he attends Gerald Cadogan’s camp. Gerald Cadogan, Nate’s Brother, was a standout lineman for the Nittany Lions and for the Trojans of Portsmouth High School.

The Daily Times made phone inquires to the Cadogan family, but were unable to reach Nate Cadogan for comment.

Chris Slone can be reached at 353-3101, ext 298, or cslone@civitasmedia.com. For breaking sports news, follow Chris on twitter @crslone.

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