Thomas Holley, a highly rated defensive tackle from Brooklyn, N.Y., has flipped his commitment from Penn State to Florida, several recruiting sites reported Wednesday.

The 6-4, 295-pound Holley, who starred at Lincoln High School, committed to the Nittany Lions in December despite a late push by Florida.

He's the first player in Penn State's current recruiting class to de-commit since the coaching change.

He changed his commitment after Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien resigned to become head coach of the Houston Texans and after defensive line coach Larry Johnson turned down new head coach James Franklin's offer to remain on the staff.

Holley's rated a five-star recruit by 247 Sports and a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout. 247 Sports ranks him as the No. 24 overall prospect in the Class of 2014, and Rivals ranks him as No. 63 overall.



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