Penn State Football Keeping Kyle Baublitz, Ben Kline Despite Transfer Rumors

After being recruited to leave Penn State by at least five schools each, linebacker Ben Kline and defensive tackle Kyle Baublitz have elected to stay in State College. That makes for a reiteration by Baublitz, who'd already indicated he'd stay even before drawing so much interest.

Kline, a redshirt freshman and former three-star recruit from Pennsylvania, was targeted by Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue and others. Baublitz, a converted defensive end and tight end, heard from West Virginia, Baylor and more.

That makes for almost three dozen current players who've declared they'll stick around despite the NCAA's sanctions and the lingering scandal. A few big names and important contributors remain on the fence, and the long-term concern is still going to be youth and depth. But as long as players on the two-deep -- like Baublitz and Kline -- stick around, the 2012 season shouldn't be the kind of disaster we'd initially feared.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.