Penn State players interested in Temple

Per the NCAA sanctions handed out to Penn State in light of the cover up imposed by top university officials to protect a now-convicted child sex offender, any Penn State football player may transfer from the university and play for another school immediately. According to one source, some players are looking to move in-state.

Kevin Newsome, a Nittany Lion from 2009-10 who announced his transfer to Temple in January 2012, said that he has spoken to former teammates about the possibility of Penn State players coming to play at Temple.

“There are a couple of guys that have talked to me about Temple,” Newsome said. “There are a couple of guys that are interested.”

Though Newsome refused to name anyone specifically, he said he has received multiple phone calls from players asking him about Temple since the NCAA sanctions were announced.

“Temple is a rising team,” Newsome said. “A lot of people, especially from Penn State, see that Temple is a hard-working team and it’s on the rise.”

Newsome said through the conversations that he’s had, the overall impression that he’s gotten is that most Penn State players want to stay in State College, Pa. ¬†However, he said Temple would stand to gain a lot from Penn State transfers.

“I definitely think a lot of players at Penn State would be a good fit at Temple,” Newsome said.

Newsome completed 14 of 24 passes for 144 yards in two seasons at Penn State. He will officially become a member of the football team’s roster at the end of July.