The first report of an active Penn State football player transferring has surfaced. There have been plenty of rumors about schools expressing interest in current Nittany Lions, but Bill O'Brien had yet to experience a defection. According to John Gambadoro, a radio host in Arizona, redshirt right tackle Ryan Nowicki will be transferring, likely within the conference to Illinois. Nowicki is a Phoenix-area native and was a three-start recruit in 2011, who will now likely be moving from State College to Champaign:
Penn State Redshirt freshman Right Tackle and Cactus product Ryan Nowicki has decided to transfer and is highly likely headed to Illinois— John Gambadoro (@Gambo620) July 24, 2012
Earlier on Tuesday, 2012 recruit Ross Douglas decommitted from PSU and announced his commitment to Michigan. Nowicki is the first player already in the program to leave.