Penn State Football: Two More Nittany Lions Transfer

Are We Seeing a Domino Effect With Penn State Players?

8/1/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

With safety Tim Buckley and running back Silas Redd being the first two players to transfer from Penn State—both on the same day—we may begin to see a domino effect take place in Happy Valley.Blog Photo - Penn State Football: Two More Nittany Lions Transfer

Freshman defensive lineman Jamil Pollard announced this morning that he would be leaving for Rutgers, reports Evan Hilbert of CBS Sports.

“Right from the beginning of last week when all this happened up at Penn State he made it very clear that Rutgers was the only school he was going to leave for,” his high school coach told the News of Cumberland County.

Pollard will finish summer school next week before heading over to New Jersey, where he expected to play as solid depth for the Big East's best-looking defense this fall.

But he isn't the only one to follow in Buckley and Redd's footsteps today.

Junior linebacker Khairi Fortt became the fourth member to transfer from Penn State, just moments after Pollard. He will travel quite some distance and play for California of the Pac-12, according toESPN.

"Basically I wanted to take a leap of faith and trust in God," Fortt told the Stamford Adocate."This is what's right for me and my family. ... The way you go through life is the way you handle adversity. The friends I've made here are friends."

Fortt was expected to battle for the starting middle linebacker position next month and will likely continue playing inside with the Golden Bears' 3-4 defensive scheme.

Many of coach Bill O'Brien's recruits have stated they will not decommit. But if roster players continue to walk one-by-one, no one can expect them to stay true.


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