After the NCAA announced the sanctions against Penn State, other schools were able to essentially re-recruit players from Penn State’s roster-free agent style.
Some players have already announced that they’ll be staying at Penn State.
Most recently, 2012 incoming freshman guard Anthony Stanko tweeted ” I’m staying, there’s way too much going for this university for me to leave over the loss of bowl games.”
Prior to that, Eugene Lewis, Stanko’s classmate and one of the top players from 2012, took a similar stand when his father told WNEP 16 News that Eugene was staying. “He loves Penn State,he loves the campus,he loves everything about it.”
Another member of the class, DB Jake Kiley, announced on Sunday that he wouldn’t be going anywhere. He then repeated that statement on Monday a couple of times.
Others remaining committed include Scranton natives Eric Shrive and Matt McGloin, who both admitted being upset, but intend to finish what they’ve started.
Starting LT Donovan Smith made a statement on Twitter that he will not be transferring and to “stop asking me about it.
Senior LB Michael Mauti has also pledged to finish his career at Penn State.
Many PSU players are being courted, however. LB Khairi Fortt has been.contacted by UConn and reportedly 30 other teams, as well.
Last night, news came out that Silas Redd was being recruited by USC and was strongly considering it. Another source, citing someone close to Redd said there’s “no chance.” Losing the offenses best weapon would be a blow to Penn State but Redd deserves to examine his options.
I saw a report that 2012 OL commit Brian Gaia intended to transfer but I was unable to confirm with Brian. He would be the lone transfer at this point, if true.