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Norwalk's Silas Redd Leaving Penn State For USC

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk native and former King of Stamford football star Silas Redd is reportedly transferring from Penn State to the University of Southern California.

Several media outlets are reporting that Redd is transferring in the wake of the scandal at Penn State. Redd’s transfer has been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks after sanctions were announced by the NCAA following the child abuse case of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

“We have weighed the pros and cons of staying at Penn State and leaving Penn State, attending USC and not attending USC, and I can honestly say that, ultimately, this decision is about so much more than football,’’ Redd said in his statement. “I continue to have aspirations for my life, and as my family and I considered the bigger picture – both on and off the field – it became clearer to me that USC will be the best fit for my academic, athletic, and personal needs over the next two years. I look forward to future successes, and to the continued support of everyone around me.”

Redd rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and had five straight 100-yard games. He will have immediate eligibility at USC as the NCAA ruled that Penn State players who transfer this year can play for their new school immediately.

Stamford’s Khairi Fortt is also weighing a decision to transfer from Penn State. A decision could come by the end of the week.

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