USC interested in star running back from Penn State

By | July 24, 2012

A mass exodus is rumored to be in the works at Penn State.

Other programs are attempting to recruit players that want out of the program that has had everything but the death penalty thrown at it.

USC has reportedly shown their interest in Penn State’s junior running back Silas Redd.

Redd came out of high school with a 4-star rating from and was labeled as the 4th best running back prospect in the nation. Last season Redd, 5-foot-10 and 209 pounds, ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns.

During the Pac-12’s media day USC head coach Lane Kiffin would not directly answer questions about Redd but did say that the backfield could use some bolstering up.

“Our No. 1 concern is our running back depth,” Kiffinsaid. “We really have to do a good job there developing depth.”

Redd has two years of eligibility remaining and would be allowed to play immediately should he choose to transfer.