Penn State’s Silas Redd, the most talked about player in all of college football this week, has been speculated to be staying at Penn State, per TheSchoolPhilly.com, a self-proclaimed top website on all things PSU.
Per Penn State team source : Coaches say 100% Silas Redd is staying at Penn State #WeAre
— TheSchoolPhilly (@TheSchoolPhilly) July 29, 2012
Despite the tweet, word of how Silas Redd’s visit to USC this weekend just hasn’t come out. Joe Schad has been mum, Silas Redd has been mum, and nothing but the aforementioned tweet as come out. So take it for what it’s worth at this point: heresay.
Also, keep in mind that if the source is correct, coaches are expected to say that he’s staying. They wouldn’t admit a lack of leverage, especially when they’re actively recruiting other current players to stay at Penn State. So again, no one knows anything for certain yet.
Redd’s visit to USC comes just two days after Petros Papadakis claimed on his nationally syndicated radio show, Petros & Money, that Redd had committed to play football at USC in 2012 and 2013, by transferring from Penn State.
Although the Papadakis report turned out to be premature, what we do know, is that USC quarterback Max Wittek has reportedly committed an NCAA violation by mentioning Redd to reporters of USCFootball.com last week, according to The Hour.
Per the report, USC’s Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone acknowledged the blunder by Wittek and also condemned the media for asking a question that would lead the quarterback to answer in a way that would call NCAA rules into question.
Judging by the quickness of Tessalone’s acknowledgment, despite claims by Penn State fans for the Trojans to be dinged for Wittek’s comments, the chances are slim. If Tessalone is mentioning it, it will likely get self-reported and nothing will come of it.
We’ll have more on both stories as we hear more.