Penn State Football: Group of 'Roughly 25' Players Commit to Staying

Group of 'Roughly 25' Penn State Players Commit to Staying

7/25/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

The NCAA sanctions on Penn State will allow any player on the roster to transfer without penalty, meaning they could play for another team as soon as this fall.Blog Photo - Penn State Football: Group of 'Roughly 25' Players Commit to Staying

A few incoming recruits have already changed their minds about the infamous program, while some star players are considering leaving for other big-time names.

However, one group of Nittany Lions got together today and pledged to coach Bill O'Brien that they'd never leave the team, no matter the level of adversity.

“This program was not built by one man and this program is sure as hell not going to get torn down by one man,” fifth-year linebacker Michael Mauti told Penn State beat writer Ben Jones.

Jones reported that there were "roughly 25 players" at the gathering, which did not include running back Silas Redd, who reportedly has taken interest in Lane Kiffin and USC.

But his absense from the pledge meeting does not deter is commitment to the team, says his father.

"Silas Redd is a student-athlete at Penn State University, period," Redd's father told Desmond Connorof the Hartford Courant.

Redd is currently participating in the Big Ten media days and was not available for comment this morning.

Here is a link of the Penn State team gathering:

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