August 4, 2011 at 11:54 AM
According to multiple sources, Penn State quarterback Kevin Newsome has left the program.
Lions247.com reported the news first early Thursday morning.
Newsome's father, Kevin Newsome Sr., said it's possible his son is transferring.
"We don't really have any set details of anything right now," Newsome Sr. said in a phone call. "It's possible. Right now, of course as you can imagine, we're just trying to work through some things, and sort a lot of things out."
Newsome came to Penn State as a four-star recruit out of the Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, and was ranked the No. 4 high school quarterback in the class of 2009.
Many expected Newsome to taking over the starting job in 2010 with two-time All-Big Ten quarterback Darryl Clark gone to graduation.
However, the Lions named true freshman Rob Bolden their starter last season, and later gave former walk-on Matt McGloin a shot after Bolden suffered a concussion against Minnesota on Oct. 23.
Newsome fell to No. 3 on the depth chart, seeing time in six games last season and throwing for 78 yards on 6-of-13 passing.
He played in 10 games his freshman season as Clark's back-up, throwing for 66 yards and running for 95 yards and two scores, as well.