LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Penn State has lost their second football player since the NCAA hammered the Big-10 school with a four-year bowl ban, as running back Silas Redd announced he will be going to the University of Southern California.READ MORE: Firefighters Respond To Commercial Building Fire In South El Monte
Redd was Penn State’s most prolific offensive players and will fill a huge need in the backfield at USC.
He is expected to compete with Curtis McNeal for the starting running back position.READ MORE: Driver Involved In South LA Crash Shot And Killed Minutes After Shooting Just Blocks Away
USC athletic director Pat Haden released a statement:
“At USC, we’ve seen both sides of this issue, having lost a number of players to transfer due to our NCAA sanctions in 2010,” Haden said in the statement. “But Lane Kiffin and his coaches would not be doing their job if they did not try to improve our team every single day. There is a specific need here for a player like Silas Redd, so Lane and our coaches recruited him within the guidelines set up in this instance by the NCAA.”MORE NEWS: LA City Council Votes to Suspend Mark Ridley-Thomas Following Corruption Charges
On Monday, Penn State lost safety Tim Buckley to N.C. State.