BREAKING: Penn State RB Silas Redd Reportedly Committed to USC?



Moments ago, according to Petros and Money on Fox Sports Radio, and Tim Cates on Twitter, Penn State running back Silas Redd has committed to transfers to USC and play immediately per allowances in NCAA sanctions. Despite the claims from Fox Sports, Ryan Abraham of on the the Rivals Network, is questioning the story, making the commitment unconfirmed. Here’s the tweets:

Lane Kiffin flew to Redd’s home in Connecticut this morning to give the running back a recruiting pitch on the Trojans, which reportedly included a PowerPoint presentation detailing how exactly Silas Redd would fit into the USC offense.

If Redd is indeed on board with the Trojans, USC would have the most potent offense on paper since 2005, when they had four All-Americans at the skill positions, plus LenDale White. As Chris Huston pointed out on Twitter, the Trojans would have two 1,000 yard running backs, two 1,000 yard receivers and a 3,500 yard passer. The Trojans nearly got to that level in 2005, but came up 43 receiving yards short of that mark, with Steve Smith having 957 receiving yards.

As a sophomore Redd had 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns at Penn State, on a team with no passing offense. He should be more potent at USC given other playmakers drawing defenders, though his role in the offense and his carries will decline.

UPDATE 5:01pm: According to Gerard Martinez of Rivals, Redd has not committed to USC.

UPDATE 5:22pm: According to Nate Bauer of Rivals, Silas Redd Sr. has confirmed that his son has not committed.