July 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Rob Bolden is visiting LSU this weekend and is considering a transfer to the school, according to The Times Picayune.
Penn State's third-string quarterback, Bolden will be a junior in the fall and the report said the visit was an official one.
Last season, Bolden split time with Matt McGloin as the Nittany Lions' starting signal caller. In 10 games in the 2011 campaign, Bolden threw for 685 yards and two touchdowns while completing just 39 percent of his passes.
The Orchard Lake, Mich. native was a four-star recruit out of high school, and he started Penn State's season opener in 2010 — becoming the first freshman quarterback to do so under former coach Joe Paterno.
Bolden came up short in a three-man race for the starting spot this spring, as his name was third behind McGloin and sophomore Paul Jones at the quarterback position on a depth chart released by coach Bill O'Brien in early June.
If Bolden lands at LSU, he'll be backing up Zach Mettenberger, who enters this season as the starting quarterback for the Tigers. Seniors Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson split time under center for LSU last season on a team that lost in the BCS National Championship game against Alabama.
As a result of harsh NCAA sanctions handed down on Penn State last Monday, current Penn State players are allowed to transfer to any school without having to miss a year of competition.