Silas Redd was contemplating his future at Penn State after visiting USC. (Gene J. Puskar / AP)

ESPN reported Monday that Redd was leaning toward transferring to USC and he is expected to announce his decision today after visiting USC with his family last week. Because of NCAA penalties against Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, Nittany Lions players can transfer to another school and retain immediate eligibility.

Redd, who rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining, returned to his Norwalk, Conn., home from the West Coast on Monday and to Penn State this afternoon. He is expected to meet with Nittany Lions Coach Bill O’Brien today and did not attend practice.

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