Penn State Football: Tim Buckley Becomes First Nittany Lion to Transfer

Penn State's Tim Buckley Becomes First Player to Transfer

7/31/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

The inevitable has happened, with backup safety Tim Buckley being the first roster player to leave Penn State during the wake of the program fallout.Blog Photo - Penn State Football: Tim Buckley Becomes First Nittany Lion to Transfer

According to J.P. Giglio of the Boston Herald, North Carolina State has announced that the Raleigh native will play for the Wolf Pack this fall, where he will still have four years of eligibility remaining.

“I am excited to be a member of the N.C. State Wolfpack,” Buckley said in a statement released by the school. “The opportunity to come here and play at my state university, so close to home, was something that I couldn’t pass up.”

The NCAA is granting Penn State players to seek transfers with immediate eligibility after the sanctions against the school for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Although a group of around 25-30 players pledged their allegiance to coach Tim O'Brien last week, don't be surprised to see more follow Buckley's footsteps now that the ice has been broken.

This includes star running back Silas Redd, who is leaning towards joining Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans after taking a weekend visit that "went very well."


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