A day after losing running back Silas Redd, the Penn State football program watched another player walk away from the school. Incoming freshman defensive tackle Jamil Pollard will play for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rather than the Nittany Lions, reports ESPN.
Pollard, who hails from New Jersey, had several offers on the table for his services. His former high school coach Clyde Folsom made the announcement regarding his former player.
"I just felt like part of him wanted to be at Rutgers from the very beginning," Folsom said. "And I just felt like this may have been an opportunity to make the move, and he did.
"I don't know if it was any of the sanctions against Penn State or if it was just an opportunity, or a combination of everything."
Rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, Pollard committed to Penn State as a junior, but had his scholarship revoked because of his grades.
SB Nation's college football hub is tracking the players leaving Penn State.