July 26, 2012 at 2:03 PM
Penn State has yet to officially have a player transfer after the NCAA imposed sanctions against the school Monday, but the team may be in jeopardy of losing one of its top offensive weapons.
Junior running back Silas Redd is considering transferring to Southern California and met with Lane Kiffin, the school's head coach, on Thursday in Connecticut, according to ESPN's Joe Schad.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien had a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Big Ten media days in Chicago, and when he was asked if he had a comment about Redd's situation, the coach simply said "no."
It was also reported by Schad that Redd's meeting with Kiffin lasted three hours and there's a chance Redd could fly across the country to visit USC this weekend and make a decision as early as Monday.
Due to the harsh NCAA sanctions levied against Penn State, any player on the current roster is allowed to transfer to any other school without penalty of sitting out a year, as long as that player is otherwise eligible.
Redd, a Norwalk, Conn. native, was the Nittany Lions' leading rusher last season as he ran for 1,241 yards on 244 carries and scored seven touchdowns in 13 games.