As the Penn State football sanctions continue to ripple through the school, a number of players are looking at transfering from the Nitany Lions, including standout running back Silas Redd, who now is looking into the USC Trojans.
Redd, Penn State's leading rusher last season, is considering the Trojans because of the perceived opportunity to compete for a championship. USC is pointing to a high number of recent freshman All-Americans as evidence Redd can pick up the system quickly.
Staying at Penn State and then entering the NFL draft after one year is still an option for Redd, and the most likely one if he chooses against joining USC, sources said.
USC notified Penn State on Monday that it indeed had interested in Redd, according to a source close to the situation. Head coach Lane Kiffen didn't specifically mention Redd at Pac-12 media day, but did have this to say about their depth in the backfield:
"Our No. 1 concern is our running back depth," Kiffin said. "We really have to do a good job there developing depth."
Redd, the 5-foot-10, 209-pound junior, ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2012-13 campaign. He still has two years of eligibility remaining.
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