It’s been confirmed by Greg Pickel of FightOnState.com that four Nittany Lion players will no longer be active within the Penn State Football program.
Sophomore wide receiver Richy Anderson, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jonathan Warner, redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Whipple and redshirt junior offensive linemen Anthony Alosi will all be moving on from the team.
Richie Anderson, Jr has been granted a release to transfer from the program. He saw significant playing time last season where he appeared in 11 games registering 13 catches for 111 yards. The son of former Penn State running back Richie Anderson, flipped his commitment from the Maryland Terrapins to join the 2013 Penn State recruiting class. Warner saw action in two games last season but did not register a catch while Alosi appeared in seven games in a reserved role for the Lions.
Alosi departs the program after finding himself in legal trouble. He was indefinitely suspended by Coach Franklin following an April simple assault charge that stems from a January incident on campus. However, he will remain in school and is on pace to graduate in August.
Coach Franklin issued a statement in which he said, “We thank them for their contributions and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors.”
The Nittany Lions were already facing issues with inexperience at both wide receiver and on the offensive line. These departures will make things a bit more difficult for Franklin and his staff.