USC Commit Violation While Pursuing Silas Redd?
Southern California backup quarterback Max Wittek made comments, published by The Los Angeles Times and others regarding talking to Penn State junior running back Silas Redd, could be against NCAA recruiting rules.
Wittek, who played youth football with Redd while growing up in Connecticut, is allowed to talk with his old teammate, but he and any other players or coaches out there are barred by NCAA rules from commenting publicly about a player they are recruiting.
It is likely, however, that the NCAA would view Wittek’s comments as a secondary violation and might not lead to any finding of penalties.
Any Penn State player who wants to transfer and still play this season cannot practice with or play for the Nittany Lions in 2012. Practice at Penn State and USC officially begins Aug. 6.
The NCAA also has said that any school on NCAA sanctions, which includes USC, would not be granted a waiver to exceed its scholarship total to take in a Penn State transfer. USC is at its limit of 75 scholarships already and would need a spot to open up to take in Redd.