PHILADELPHIA, PA — After speaking with a Penn State team source yesterday, it is becoming more and more apparent Silas Redd will stay a Nittany Lion.
The source told me yesterday, “Penn State coaches are 100% sure [Silas] Redd stays at Penn State.”
“That is what the coaches are saying,” the source said. “I am confident Redd will stay at Penn State now.”
Redd, at 5-10, 200 pounds and junior eligibility, is one of the nations top running backs. He was Penn State’s leading rusher last season, rushing for 1,241 yards and scoring seven touchdowns.
Many Penn State fans and students began reaching out to Redd via Twitter, urging the star running back to stay at Penn State. Fans realize the impact and talent Redd possesses, and it would be a major blow to the team and university, if Redd were to leave.
Joe Schad, of ESPN.com reported that Redd met with USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin on Thursday for three hours, to discuss Redd joining USC’s offense, which is in desperate need of help at the running back position. Schad reported that sources said the meeting “went really well.”
On Friday it was reported, the backup QB for the Trojans, Max Wittek, said he spoke to Redd about playing for USC. Wittek played Pop Warner football with Redd in the past and said he “tried to sell USC to him [Redd] a little bit.”
Wittek is not allowed to comment on recruits, which may result in a secondary NCAA violation for USC.
From what I know and for what it is worth, Redd is a very loyal guy. He loves his teammates, and loves Penn State. While all signs now point to Redd remaining in Happy Valley, uncertainty still exists as we await Redd’s highly anticipated decision.