STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 29: Silas Redd #25 of the of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game on October 29, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated the Fighting Illini 10-7. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Silas Redd is getting the full court press from USC (latest update: Max Wittek made a pitch to him), but he isn't the only high-profile Nittany Lion to take a look at finishing up his career on the West Coast. Here's a brief look at other players who are being targeted as we speak.
Todd Graham isn't wasting any time using his Pennsylvania connections from his time at Pitt to reach out to the Nittany Lions looking for a transfer spot. Bruce Feldman reports that linebackers Ben Kline and Nyeem Wartman are being targeted, and the Arizona Republic The Republic additionally reports that Graham has actually sent a list, which makes me think of grocery shopping, which makes me think of vegetables, which makes me think of ASU's linebacking corps, a unit in desperate need of new players. Kline was also being targeted by Rich Rodriguez of Arizona, yet another coach with solid Pennsylvania connections and another team that needs linebackers.
Offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki (who originally hails from Arizona) is the only Nittany Lion who has decided on a transfer, and it appears that despite a visit to ASU, he'll be choosing between Washington and Illinois. It'd be an important pickup for a Husky front that was constantly battered by the best defensive fronts in the conference.
One other prominent name is young and promising linebacker Khairi Fortt, who has been contacted by a host of schools that include Cal and Washington. The list is too long to think that he's a shoo-in to try and transfer, and he might just stick to the East (Baylor and UConn are his two favorites right now).