Penn State has already lost two players in the aftermath of the NCAA’s sanctions against the program. The more notable departure is running back Silas Redd to USC, though safety Tim Buckley made the first move by departing for North Carolina State.
There appears to be another departure as of Tuesday evening. The Patriot-News reports junior tight end Kevin Haplea had his name removed from Penn State’s online roster, signaling his intent to transfer. ESPN.com reports that Haplea will transfer to Florida State, although that’s not yet been confirmed.
Haplea caught three passes for 21 yards and a touchdown last season.
Two other players — quarterback Rob Bolden and linebacker Khairi Fortt – have been connected to LSU and Cal respectively, with the former expected to officially join his new team today. Bolden is also no longer on Penn State’s roster, though it’s safe to say that’s connected to his demotion down Penn State’s QB depth chart rather than the NCAA’s sanctions.