Well would ya look at that.
In the month since the NCAA announced sanctions on its football program, Penn State has seen a handful of players transfer out in order to take advantage of the liberal transfer policies included in the penalties.
Just a couple of weeks before the start of the season, however, the Nittany Lions are on the receiving end of a player from another school.
Akron wide receiver Jared Fagnano confirmed to ESPN.com that he has left the Zips and will be a preferred walk-on at Penn State this season. The combination of the myriad departures along with the fact that he wasn’t even invited to Akron’s camp earlier this month led the former Pennsylvania high schooler to Happy Valley.
Well, that and the fact that his older brother, Jake Fagnano (pictured), is one of the Nittany Lions’ starting safeties.
“With all those guys leaving, it opened up spots and gave me an opportunity,” Fagnano told the website. “And I’ve just always wanted to play football there.”
Fagnano, who will have to sit out the 2012 season, took a redshirt for his true freshman season last year.