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Report: Penn State revokes scholarship offer to captain of HS team implicated in sodomy hazing scandal

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By RYAN GORMAN

Penn State University has reportedly revoked a scholarship offer to a senior captain on the Sayreville (NJ) War Memorial High School football team in the wake of a hazing scandal.

Star running back Myles Hartsfield verbally committed to Penn State over the summer but had his scholarship offer rescinded after seven Sayreville players were arrested for sodomizing freshman football players.

The school immediately cancelled the remainder of the season.

The names of those arrested have not been made public because they are minors, but Sayreville Police squad cars were seen at his home Friday night as other players were brought into custody, according to NJ.com, which characterized Hartsfield as "the center of police activity."

"The Penn State coaching staff has decided to part ways [with] Myles Hartsfield," the Penn State recruiting site for Rivals.com announced Monday.

University spokesperson Jeff Nelson told AOL News: "It would not be appropriate for Penn State to comment on this matter."

An attempt to clarify whether the school revoked Hartsfield's scholarship offer was not immediately responded to by Nelson.

College coaches are prohibited by the NCAA from discussing recruits until they sign a letter of intent, but it is not clear if a university spokesperson is bound to the same rule under the circumstances Hartsfield has reportedly found himself in.

Penn State is sensitive to the issue of sex abuse involving underage boys after the 2012 conviction on 45 counts of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

School administrators were found out to have been aware of the abuse for more than a decade but opted to cover it up instead of notifying the authorities.

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BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The 68-year-old Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years and not more that 60 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky faces more than 350 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BELLEFONTE, PA - JUNE 22: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs after a jury found him guilty in his sex abuse trial on June 22, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The jury found Sandusky guilty on 45 of 48 counts in the sexual abuse trial of the former Penn State assistant football coach, who was charged with sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Jerry Sandusky arrives for his hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, January 10, 2013. (Michael Kubel/Allentown Morning Call/MCT via Getty Images)
Dottie Sandusky, the wife of Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, for a hearing for her husband on Thursday, January 10, 2013. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT via Getty Images)
Penn State University Office of the Physical Plant workers remove the concrete landing area that held the Joe Paterno statue, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in State College, Pennsylvania. The statue was removed on Sunday in the wake of the Louis Freeh report and Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT via Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 22: Members of the Hells Angels from Connecticut visit the site where the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno once stood outside Beaver Stadium on July 22, 2012 in State College, The statue was removed by workers after Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson made the decision Sunday in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. According to an FBI report, it is believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky (C) leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. The 68-year-old Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years and not more that 60 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett speaks at a news conference following a night of rioting in response to the firing of head football coach Joe Paterno in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal on November 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Corbett is the former state attorney general who launched the investigation in 2009 that eventually brought criminal charges against three former Penn State officials this week. As governor, Corbett is an ex-oficio member of Penn State’s board of trustees. Paterno was fired amid allegations that former former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The scandal led to the vacating of hundreds of wins, postseason play in bowl games and scholarships from the program. Legendary coach Joe Paterno was fired from the school in disgrace and then died only months later from lung cancer.

Hartsfield has not been publicly named by New Jersey authorities, but it is not inconceivable that a school with such a recent history would not want to risk reopening wounds by bringing Hartsfield into the fold.

The six-foot, 190-pound prospect was also recruited by Georgia Tech, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and more, according to NJ.com.

Hartsfield was once ranked the 28th-best high school football player in the nation. His future in the game has never been more uncertain.

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