With the bevy of sanctions handed down to Penn State, including a massive scholarship reduction and four-year bowl ban, current players and high school commits face a big decision.
Should they remain loyal to the Nittany Lions or transfer without penalty to another school?
While head coach Bill O'Brien has said that no players have indicated their intent to transfer just yet, power conference schools, including national title contenders, will soon be lining up to take Penn State's best athletes.
A source told ESPN's Joe Schad that USC has already told Penn State it is interested in running back Silas Redd. The junior ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season with the Nittany Lions. He would be eligible to play two seasons at USC.
Meanwhile Georgia coach Mark Richt has indicated the Bulldogs are interested in recruiting Penn State players, though he did not mention any names.
The NCAA is considering waiving scholarship limits so that teams can make room for incoming Penn State players.
As current players continue to ponder a transfer, high school players who have committed to Penn State must think about the same thing. Those players made their college choices before sanctions were handed down, likely with the expectation of going to school on a scholarship and being able to play in a BCS Bowl Game or even a National Championship game.
Christian Hackenberg, a top-rated quarterback, is one of those players. Last week, however, he indicated that he would keep his commitment despite the NCAA sanctions.
At the end of the day, if there's football at Penn State I'm going to be there, Hackenberg said, according to ESPN.
Adam Breneman, rated the second best tight end in the nation according to scout.com, also said he remains loyal to Penn State.
Although I am still processing and discussing the impact of today's announcements with my family and coaches, I did speak with Coach O'Brien and his staff today and I remain committed to Penn State, he said in a statement.
Incoming offensive tackle Dorian Johnson, however, was not as clear on whether or not he'd be suiting up for the Nittany Lions next year.
On Twitter, Johnson posted: If you plan on calling me/texting me about this today...STILL NO COMMENT.
According to Aaron Krepps, Johnson's high school coach, the high school senior is committed to Penn State, but ultimately his college choice will be a family decision.