The highest-profile player the Penn St. Nittany Lions have entering the 2012 season may yet become the highest-profile transfer of the college football offseason. ESPN's Joe Schad and Don Van Natta (but mostly Schad, likely) report that running back Silas Redd is "seriously considering" a transfer to the USC Trojans for the 2012 season.
Redd ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011, and averaged just more than five yards per carry. If he transfers, he would give USC a second 1,000-yard rusher in its backfield (Curtis McNeal just crested the mark in 2011 for the Trojans) and give himself a chance of playing not only for a Pac-12 conference championship and a BCS bowl berth, but also a very good shot at winning a national title.
Redd's decision whether to stay or go could come as soon as Monday. If he leaves, Penn State would return no rushers who tallied more than 250 yards on the ground in 2011.