Penn State sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson is in the middle of a breakout season in 2012. While fans are enjoying the production from Allen, he may not be around for long.
Under the NCAA sanctions placed on Penn State, current Penn State players can transfer schools until August 2013 without having to sit out a year.
Nothing has been said about Robinson leaving Penn State after this season, but it's hard to imagine that coaches won't be knocking down his door as soon as the current season ends. The NCAA has yet to set any parameters for the recruitment of current Penn State players.
Robinson has become a playmaker for the Penn State offense. He is the favorite target of quarterback Matt McGloin and has proved to be a legitimate downfield threat. Currently, Robinson is the leading receiver in the Big Ten with 404 yards and five touchdowns.
The speedy Robinson is eighth in the nation in receiving yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns among all wide receivers. Robinson is on the Biletnikoff Award watch list and could very likely end up being one of the finalists. The Biletnikoff Award is given to the nations top receiver.
McGloin and Robinson seem to have a great chemistry together, something that could come into play if Robinson is forced to make a decision about leaving. McGloin is a senior and will not be around after this season.
The 2013 Penn State quarterback situation may be up in the air, but recruit Christian Hackenberg is still verbally committed to Penn State. Hackenberg, the No. 3 QB recruit in the country, is a pro-style quarterback who could mesh well with Robinson and be a nice fit in the Bill O'Brien pro passing attack.
When the NCAA finally does lay out a plan for the recruitment of current PSU players, Robinson is sure to be the most popular. A virtual no-name before the season started, he has quickly become a household name for anyone connected to college football.
Any one of the top teams in the nation would love to have a receiver with his set of skills.
When the coaches come calling, Robinson may have a tough time turning down an offer from a BCS Championship contender. However, Penn State fans hope that he stays loyal to coach Bill O'Brien and the entire Penn State community.