Penn State and Bill O'Brien received some good news on Friday evening when three Nittany Lions exploring potential transfers reaffirmed their commitment to PSU. Incoming freshman running back Akeel Lynch was reportedly considering a move within the conference to Iowa, but the upstate New York recruit tweeted out his intention to play in Happy Valley this fall:
Lynch's re-committment is a big boost for O'Brien, as the touted recruit was expected to help fill the void created by Silas Redd's departure to USC. Another back who will help plug the hole left by Redd is senior Curtis Dukes. He was contemplating a transfer to Syracuse but told the site OrangeFizz.net on Friday that he was staying at Penn State.
In addition to the two runnings backs, outside linebacker Mike Hull also announced that he would play for O'Brien next year. Hull, listed as a backup on the latest depth chart, was considering a transfer in-state to Pitt but he joined Lynch and Dukes in recommitting.
With practice beginning on Monday, it was a good way to start the weekend for PSU's program.
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