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08:14 AM ET 07.26 | Forgive USC fans for getting a little excited about the idea of Silas Redd in the backfield. [Redd] remains undecided as to whether he will stay at Penn State, a source close to the star running back told ESPN.com. Redd is seriously considering transferring to USC and then entering the 2013 NFL draft, the source said. Penn State's leading rusher last season, Redd was not among the group of players who gathered Wednesday in State College, Pa., to announce their support of the embattled football program. ... In the 48 hours since the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the program, an extraordinary recruiting frenzy has played out on Penn State's campus, where players are working out.

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July 26, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Tough spot for all of these kids. Admire the loyalty if they stay, but can't blame them if they go. Be smart on this one Silas.

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July 26, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Kid is looking out for himself. Do not blame him.

+1 He's got to decide where he can put himself in the best possible light for the next level.

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July 26, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Tough spot for all of these kids. Admire the loyalty if they stay, but can't blame them if they go. Be smart on this one Silas.

And fills the depth issues at USC.

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July 26, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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And fills the depth issues at USC.

If he's going just to fill out the depth chart, then don't go...if he's going to start, then go.

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July 26, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Redd needs to go to SCw... He wont have to worry about teams stacking the box cuz McGloin sucks.. Would easily have better stats playing with Barkley Lee and Woods.. Its a no brainer and they will compete for a BS Title

Yes, and one more year in college will up his draft value. Redd's landing at SC will be a very good team better. Depending on Barkley's play, USC will be in the top 10 all season.

July 26, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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If he's going just to fill out the depth chart, then don't go...if he's going to start, then go.

Correct me ICE, but wouldn't he be 2 on depth chart this year? But, with that O, that is still a lot of touches. Then, as he says, done. Get out before the depth is a real issue the following year.

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July 26, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Be a dawg!

July 26, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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If Redd wants a NFL Pro career he has to leave. Loyalty doesn't matter when money is involved. Exposure on a big stage will help Redd at USC. Plus it's a better environment for him. Go west young man go West.

Are you kidding? Exposure...he'd have amazing exposure at PSU. If you haven't noticed, they are the center of the Universe right now and with the "core" players staying at PSU for this season, he would be highlighted every week because they will talk about PSU and highlight their progress every week...thoroughly & in-depth. That's coverage he is seeking and he doesn't even realize it. I don't blame him if he goes either, however the argument that he'll get more exposure out West is erroneous, in my opinion.

July 26, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Okay...he will take a pay cut in the NFL!

July 26, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Are you kidding? Exposure...he'd have amazing exposure at PSU. If you haven't noticed, they are the center of the Universe right now and with the "core" players staying at PSU for this season, he would be highlighted every week because they will talk about PSU and highlight their progress every week...thoroughly & in-depth. That's coverage he is seeking and he doesn't even realize it. I don't blame him if he goes either, however the argument that he'll get more exposure out West is erroneous, in my opinion.

I think PSU exposure will be lacking in the Bowl season...unless you count the shower exposure!

July 26, 2012  10:25 AM ET

If you're a good enough player, the scouts will find you anywhere--even in Division II.
Every draft, there are players that seemingly come out of nowhere to make it big in the NFL.
Redd is already on scout's radar.

July 26, 2012  10:34 AM ET

Just waiting on the sidelines for USC to implode again.....NEXT!

 
July 26, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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Correct me ICE, but wouldn't he be 2 on depth chart this year? But, with that O, that is still a lot of touches. Then, as he says, done. Get out before the depth is a real issue the following year.

Yeah, he would be 2 on the chart. But like you said, plenty of opportunity for touches. With Barkley, Woods, and Lee, opposing D's will not be crowding the line very much. Redd would provide valuable depth, and take the role Madden would have had if he had not gotten hurt. Nothing but upside for him to come out here. We shall see.

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