Two Penn State defenders transferring
Add two more to the list of Penn State departures.
A day after receiver Geno Lewis announced that he was transferring to Oklahoma, two more Lions followed him out the door.
Sophomore linebacker Troy Reeder will transfer to Delaware, according to 247sports’ Sean Fitz. PennLive.com’s Bob Flounders reported that freshman cornerback Daquan Worley will also leave Happy Valley.
PSU CB Daquan Worley, redshirt Fr reserve in 2015, will not return, I have confirmed…Story in works
— Bob Flounders (@BobbyFlo7) January 12, 2016
Reeder played a bigger role than expected in 2015 after Nyeem Wartman-White went down in the season opener against Temple. Reeder’s 67 tackles helped a unit that finished No. 14 in total defense and No. 6 in team tackles for loss.
A Delaware native, Reeder will follow in his father’s footsteps, and he’ll also get to play alongside his brother, who is verbally committed to play for the Blue Hens.
Assuming Wartman-White will be back for the season opener, the Lions do return three starting linebackers including Brandon Bell and leading tackler Jason Cabinda.
And while departures are normal this time of year, Penn State has been hit hard by them in the last week.
It started with the decommitment of four-star defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate last Thursday. Two days later, defensive coordinator Bob Shoop left for the same position at Tennessee. On Monday, Lewis announced his transfer and offensive line coach Herb Hand, who had been with Franklin at Vanderbilt, left for Auburn.
That doesn’t include the fact that both Christian Hackenberg and Austin Johnson declared early for the NFL draft immediately following the TaxSlayer Bowl.
To say that there’s been a lot of change at Penn State since then would be an understatement.