Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
UPDATE: Monday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. EDT by Richard Langford
With rumors still swirling that Silas Redd is leaning towards transferring to USC, ESPN's Joe Schad tells us that Redd and Penn State coach Bill O'Brien are expected to meet.
Redd very well may enter that meeting planning on telling Bill O'Brien he is going to go to USC, or maybe he still has an open mind about the situation. Either way, it is time for O'Brien to get together his best recruiting pitch...for a player that is already on his team.
It is certainly a unique situation.
UPDATE: Thursday, July 26 at 1 p.m. EDT
While there is no official word on Redd's status, ESPN's Joe Schad has reported that a meeting with USC head coach Lane Kiffin could be making the running back's future very complicated.
Here is what Schad reported about Redd and Kiffin's meeting:
Schad also offered this tidbit about how USC was going about courting Redd:
Despite the USC love Redd is feeling, Schad also gave an update from Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien about any future plans:
Things will get very interesting with Redd over the weekend, so stay tuned.
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Desmond Conner, a reporter for The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, claims Silas Redd will stay in Happy Valley this season and enter the NFL draft next year.
Although there's been speculation that Redd could head to the University of Southern California, Conner knows the area and likely knows what's going on with Penn State's best Connecticut native.
A report on USCfootball.com states the mutual interest between the two parties. The report mentions Redd's connection to several members of the USC roster including fellow Connecticut product quarterback Max Wittek.
Redd would certainly compete for time with the Trojans alongside Curtis McNeal, but Penn State fans would be happy to see him stay.